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2002 Toyota Corolla Question: Driving over dips in the road, I hear a creaking noise from the rear suspension.
Answer #1Greg's Orange Auto (15188 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper November 14, 2012, 16:02Master
POSS BALL JOINTS OR OTHER DRY SUSP PARTS SEEK A DIAG AND EST
Replycorolla47, November 14, 2012, 16:47Rookie
I did not know there were ball joints for the rear wheels. I looked at a diagram and I only saw something called a "knuckle" and 2 arms to control movement. Is the "knuckle" the same as a ball joint?
Answer #2ziptie12 November 15, 2012, 11:49Master
Knuckle is not the same , but you should inspect ALL bushings/pivot points for wear and binding. Replace or lube as appropriate. Lubing may only be appropriate for diagnostics/isolating source of noise on certain items. When in doubt replace failed/worn part.