For the past three years, I’ve been confused as to what this creaky-door-hinge type noise coming from the front left tire is. It only happens when braking, particularly at low speeds like braking at a stop sign or parking lot, and is especially loud during cold mornings and tends to disappear at random times throughout the day.
I just had the lower control arm replaced and the noise still persists. Mechanic said it’s the shocks/struts that need replacing. Is it a suspension issue? I’ve tried the bounce-the-car-up-and-down method to check but there’s hardly any bounce.
Below is a link to the sound I uploaded to youtube, if you have a moment please have a listen.
Thanks for any feedback.