Over the past few months my 2002 Focus has developed a creaking noise that's seemingly coming from the front-end. It happens mainly while setting off and turning at the same time (I do a U-turn immediately when driving away, at home) but I can still hear it to a much lesser degree when driving normally, sub 20mph. It sounds horrendous when turning.
I did however, test a theory that something was dry. I set off about an hour after it rained and lo-and-behold, no creaking at all ! The only problem is I don't know what exactly it is, and I don't have the technical skill to solve this myself.
The best description I can think of is that it sounds like walking over old wooden floorboards, but it's much more of a rapid sound.
My brother is a mechanic however I have troubled him a lot recently with this car, and combined with his poor health, I don't want to bother him with something that clearly isn't dangerous, merely *very* annoying. So, I'd rather fix this myself, if possible. I know a good garage that won't attempt to rip me off though I'd like to know roughly what's wrong before going...
Thanks for any help!