Creaking Noise At Front-End

el ratfink
12-04-2009, 11:31 PM
There's a loud cricking sound coming from the front (suspension?) of my Pacifica.
It ONLY occurs when I come to a stop and:
1) change direction (forward to reverse or reverse to forward).
2) turn the steering wheel.
3) accelerate.
So, if I back out of my driveway, I'll hear it once I hit the street and start turning the steering wheel, and again when I switch the car into drive AND turn the steering wheel AND accelerate away.
I could drive forever (starting and stopping all the while) and never hear the creaking noise again UNLESS I was to stop - put the car into reverse, turn the steering wheel and then accelerate.
The Dealer was baffled and my local mechanic too.
Any advice out there?

12-05-2009, 12:01 AM
front lower control arms and/or engine mounts, or axle nut bolts

el ratfink
12-05-2009, 12:57 PM
Thanks for the advice; I'll make a note and look into those areas.

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