Squeaks and creaks heard while driving over bumps and turning can be caused be a couple common sources and should be carefully diagnosed. Possible weld issues on the lower control arms can cause the noise concerns and require repair kits for the lower control arms from Ford. A jounce bumper (bump stop) rubbing against dry strut plate can cause an abrasion noise from the strut area. In this case the strut assembly should be disassembled to lubricate the jounce bumper and then reinstalled.
Squeaks and Creaks Over Bumps and When Turning on Mercury Milan
Average mileage: 84,584 (120–239,000)
65 people reported this problem
Creaking and squeaking at low speeds and turns. I've had this problem for the last 20k miles (1.5 years), but now it's getting worse. Driving with the noise is annoying, but now I'm embarrassed to turn into the driveway; the car sounds like it has 500k miles on it. I used to pull both wheels off and spray all the bushings with white lithium grease and that would help for about 3 months; now nothing helps except when it rains, it goes away for a few days.
2006 Mercury Milan 56,000 mi, Visitor
Squeaks and creaks when turning and going over bumps at slow speeds
Mine sounds like a creaking sound whenever I push on the gas or when I stop, and if I turn or go over bumps.
2009 Mercury Milan 12,500 mi, Visitor
I have a grinding rubbing sound coming from the rear driver's side wheel area. Can I still drive the car -- would it be safe? Should I have it towed to the dealer? I have such low mileage and take very good care of my Milan -- I can't understand what could be causing this!
2007 Mercury Milan 84,000 mi, Visitor
My car squeaks when driving straight, turning, or slowing down.
I have taken it to two shops and they both say it's lower control arms. I will go to auto parts store for replacement and see if that does the trick
2011 Mercury Milan 67,000 mi, Visitor
creaky sound which seems more when hot weather straight ahead or turning,
Squeak and popping when driving straight, turning or going over bumps I had it to the shop 3 times and they said that. They tightened 3 bolts and sprayed grease it worked for a little bit but now squeak is back and worse. Very embarrassing to drive it and no one in the family wants to ride with me because of the embarrassment
2009 Mercury Milan 175,000 mi, Visitor
Has noise from front end when going over speed bumps
2008 Mercury Milan 239,000 mi, Visitor
Squeaky sounds when turning or going on bumps and shuts off while driving sometimes.
2007 Mercury Milan 75,000 mi, Visitor
same as above
2007 Mercury Milan 104,000 mi, Visitor
When going over bumps, it will make a noise up front, OR if my vehicle sits for the day when I'm at work, when I go home the creaking and clunking start again.
2011 Mercury Milan 40,000 mi, Visitor
I have a grinding sound in my back wheels. although I have not gotten it fixed I don't understand how a car with that few miles on it should be running like that
Squeaks, groans when driving slow and turning and has a whine when you accelerate.
2007 Mercury Milan 167,000 mi, Visitor
Every time I drive for a long period of time it begin to squeak, like its rubbing up against something under the car even when I turn the corner you also hear the noise
2007 Mercury Milan 66,000 mi, Visitor
Squeaks and creaks when turning wheel and hitting bumps
2006 Mercury Milan 120 mi, Visitor
Same issue as all of you. I hope that's all it is and not the ball joints... they are expensive as hell.
2006 Mercury Milan 122,000 mi, Visitor
Squeaks and clunks when pulling into drive way
2008 Mercury Milan 120,000 mi, Visitor
Mechanic says its strut assy. Have not been able to fix it yet.
My care squeeks when I go over bumps or turn