Front end noise - parked and driving
Dealership is having problems identifying the noise in the front end of my car ('04 Mustang V6 convertible w/ 22,000 miles). The noise is intermittant; not predictable. When I turn a corner, it creaks, squeaks and groans. Over small bumps, the noise is worse. When parked, I can bounce the front end and it again squeaks and groans, most of the noise is on the driver's side.
I had them draw me a picture. It's not between the front axles, it's behind.
The first shop told me that the noise was coming from the area where the steering column passes through the firewall - just needed lubrication. Wrong. The steering bushings(?) have been replaced twice in the past 6 weeks as they keep 'glazing'. I'm not mechanically inclined but this sounds more like a tie rod or shock noise.
Next weekend will be the 5th time returned. Customer service actually asked me if there were a lot of corners where I lived!