usually what you are describing as far as the hitting the tire or a Clicking noise indicates a bad CV Joint. An estimated cost could be anywhere for $500 - $800 depending on Part Cost and Labor Rate in your area.
The creaking could just be that the ball joints need to be greased if they have grease fittings. If they don't then it would be time to have them changed.
Or it could be the rubber gromets on the lower control arm are dried out and need replacing.
Thursday, June 12th, 2008 AT 9:29 AM