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Clicking Brakes and Creaking Front Suspension

My troubles with this vehicle continue...some new, some recurring. I've had it all of 8 months now, bought as a CPO from the dealer. Original owner bought it at the same dealer and had it serviced at this dealer. All local.

1. The front left brake would click loudly (like a hammer hitting an anvil - metal on metal click) each time I touch the brake pedal. Dealer took it in, agreed there was a very loud click, and changed the front brakes for new ones (covered under warranty). They stated there was excessive movement of the brake pads. Problem solved......for about 4 months. Now it's back again.
2. Front suspension would make a creaking noise (like old hardwood floors in an old house) every time I pulled into a driveway or pulled in a parking space. Dealer heard this too and agreed it needed to be fixed. They had the vehicle for two full days. Fixed the problem completely......lasted 6 weeks, now it's back again.

Anyone experienced the above issues? Believe me, I have more, but let's focus on just the above for now.

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I can help with the creaking noise I have a 2010 ML350 and it was doing the same thing going in and out of the driveway. It was the upper an lower control arms. the were replaced and problem solved. (under warranty). hope this helps
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I had the squeeky creaking noise too. It was driving me insane. under the vehicle, where your right foot would be if you where sitting in the drivers seat, there is a mount point on the frame. I tightened it and sprayed it with WD 40 and it stopped. I looked and sprayed all over the upper and lower ball joints with no luck. if you drive at a slow walk pace and push the brake can you hear it squeaking ? hope this helps...
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Thanks guys. I had brought it in for this about six weeks ago. They had it for two days and declared it fixed. It was quiet as a mouse.....now it's back. I appreciate the advice on what to try, and I may wind up doing that (so thanks again) but first it goes right back for them to see how well their "fixing" has held up.

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