2011 Ford Fusion front end creak

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#1

What is causing the front end to creak when the weather is hot on my 2011 Ford Fusion. There is a lot of info on the internet and seems like everyone has a suggestion but no clear fix. My local garage replaced the upper control arms and ball joints, but to no avail… still creaking and drives me crazy.


#2

Could be something as simple as sway bar links and/or bushings


#3

Try to spray all the rubber-to-metal joints with a silicone spray.


#4

Excellent idea, I think I will spray the sway bar bushings with silicon oil next time it happens and see if it has any effect. It does have a rubber to metal sound to it so this could be the answer.


#5

Thank you Monkarl, excellent idea, I think I will spray the sway bar bushings with silicon oil next time it happens and see if it has any effect. It does have a rubber to metal sound to it so this could be the answer.


#6

I had that from my right front (2011 MKZ, Fusion under the skin). Turned out is was the lower control arms. I had an independent shop fix it. I told them to go ahead and do both sides (typically front end components wear on both sides, if one side is shot, replace both). Big mistake - the left side with the NEW components then started to creak. The shop fixed it, no charge, of course, but I’d have been time ahead just doing the one side.