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2002 Dodge Stratus Question: Creaking front end after driving awhile when stopping, starting, turning wheel



FranStratus, Minneapolis, MN, October 03, 2012, 12:19

and going over small rises as slow speed. Does my car have sway bar bushings that need lubricaction? Does it require ball joint lubrication?

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    Greg's Orange Auto (14643 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper October 03, 2012, 15:57


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    May 28, 2014, 01:19

    It's quite possible, you have sticking caliper/brake pads. There are three possible fixes. One, replace the caliper brake lines. Two, replace the calipers, and three, replace both the brake lines and calipers. I have an 02' Dodge Stratus, Currently I have the same problem, and I discovered a buildup of dirt and grime and my front caliper brake lines. I also hear a metallic rubbing noise when I turn left or right at slow speeds after braking. Since it's a closed system there is no way to lubricate them. Every now and then I get a Slight jerk left and right, nothing that will cause an accident, but enough to recognize my calipers and brakes are sticking on my front rotors. These are the options I have discovered.
    I recently replaced my front hub assembly thinking my ball bearings were bad... One side was original manufacturer part from 2002, the other was replaced almost 9 months ago. I replaced them both anyway. Still have the sound. The creaking sound may be the calipers when trying to release from the rotor, or when applied trying to close.

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