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Hello everyone,

After a big snow spell here in central Texas my girlfriend's 2013 RT has been creaking when accelerating. Has anyone ever ran into an issue like this? It sounds like a rusty spring being compressed, and this only happened after the big snow hit. Can anyone offer any ideas? We haven't washed the under body.
 

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My pick up also has been doing that in very cold temps. I'd say you're car is fine but balking at the weather.
 

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Anyone else encountered this? Trying to find info and it seems cars just do this in the cold...but if it continues?
 

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I've found two reasons that can cause this with snow and cold:

1. The cold will stiffen suspension bushings and they will creak.

2. Snow and ice can build up on suspension parts and the crunching can sound like a creak in the cabin.

Both should simply disappear with warmer weather. Neither is detrimental to the car.
 

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I had a similar issue a few years ago after I acquired my current SRT. The noise was a creaking that would only happen after I started accelerating from a complete stand still. The noise in fact sounded kind of like a piece of stretched rope going over a piece of wood with considerable friction. Turns out I had a torn cradle bushing in the rear of the car. The part was cheap but the entire exhaust and rear cradle had to be dropped to replace that bushing!
 
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