Volkswagen Tech Tip: Solving Suspension Creaking Noise
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Volkswagen Tech Tip: Solving Suspension Creaking Noise

Select Volkswagen vehicles may exhibit a creaking noise originating in the front suspension while entering steep driveways or over large bumps. The source of this noise could be the forward inner control arm bushing. To confirm if this is the issue, raise the vehicle and remove the wheel on the suspected side.

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Vehicles: 
2006-09 Volkswagen Passat
2005-09 Volkswagen Jetta A5, 
2009 Jetta SportWagen 
2006-09 Volkswagen Rabbit, GTI, R32 
2007-09 Volkswagen Eos 
2009 Volkswagen CC 
Repair Procedure: Vehicles listed above may exhibit a creaking noise originating in the front suspension while entering steep driveways or over large bumps. The source of this noise could be the forward inner control arm bushing. 
 
To confirm if this is the issue, raise the vehicle and remove the wheel on the suspected side. Disconnect the lower control arm at the ball joint and move the arm up and down, checking for noise at the forward bushing. If the noise is found, remove the control arm and replace the bushing with Raybestos Chassis part number 565-1362. 
 
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