Creaking & sloppy steering
Trading in my '07 V6 in a few months, but still need to fix a few things before I do. Doesn't need to be perfect, but I don't want it to fall apart like a Blues Brothers scene in the dealer parking lot either.
I've had this creaking going on that I'm not sure the source of. I got some rain water in my car a few times and I noticed a little rusting under the seat, so I thought that was the source of the creaking in the seat. I redid the seat covers though and when I did, I lubed up all the moving parts and repainted the rusted parts. Later, I realized that it was much more pronounced when the car moves around at all (like if I'm shifting around in the seat) while parked on a hill. So I'm now realizing it's coming from the suspension somewhere. Not sure where and what to look for exactly, so any direction would be appreciated.
Strangely, I also have creaking in the brake pedal, which is why I first thought all the creaking was from rain water rusting. I lubed what I could, but soon realized, as the noise increased, that it's only when the brake is fully depressed, so it's not the movement of the pedal itself. When it first started, I just thought it was related to brakes and had them looked at when I had my car at the dealer for service. They said I still had life left on the pads and I didn't question it further at the time because it wasn't too bad. 6 months later it's pretty loud. Might need new pads by now, but there's obviously another issue because it's not a low pad/grinding rotors type a sound. It's a creaking when the pedal is depressed.
And finally, steering is getting pretty sloppy. I recently replaced a LCA and the tires are in pretty good shape. What're the most likely culprits?
Thanks for any ideas ya'll got.