Chevy Aveo creaks


#1

Hi -
My 2005 Chevy Aveo makes a creaking sound when I accelerate or decelerate -It seems to come from the passenger side of the car, but it’s not the seat. What might cause the creaking sound?


#2

Could be most anything, but my guess, it sounds like something in the suspension like a bushing or an engine/xmission mount. When you accelerate two things happen: the engine and transmission rotate a little on their mounts, and the front of the car raises up while the rear drops down a bit. Any of those movements can result in a creaking sound.


#3

I’d guess ball joint or a sway bar link that is broken.

Yosemite


#4

Start out by getting the suspension inspected by a reputable shop. Then the engine mounts. Don’t delay, it could be safety related.