Cranking noise in cold weather coming from the bottom of the vehicle

Asked by Dec 29, 2014 at 01:57 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My vehicles make a "cranking" noise in cold weather when driving over a bump, dip, etc. on the road. Is it the chassis/joints/suspension/other and is there some lubrication process that can take care of that in order to make it a smoother, quieter ride?

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Could be the ball joints. Most cars have grease fittings on the ball joints and on front steering linkage. Good to keep them greased up.

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