2008 Edge SEL FWD

Have two nagging problems that have been around since about 3months after I bought the car in Dec 2008

1. Click sound AND clunk feel when turning steering wheel either direction when stopped or at slow speed. Dealer cannot figure out. Have had many front end parts replaced under warranty including rack and pinion! I think it may be in the steering column. Anyone else have anything similar?

2. Excessive brake noise after car has been sitting outdoors for a few hours. Ford says it is normal and is caused by rust on the rotors. Rotors already turned once. After a several hard stomps on the brakes, the noise disappears. No other vehicle I have owned has ever had this type of noise except when the brakes were wearing out. I know there is a TSB from Ford on this, but it seems like it should not be this way.