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159 3.2 squeaks and clunks

I love my car, I really do. But the noises it makes are frequently annoying and occasionally alarming.

Clunking from the transmission when changing gear and occasionally when coming off the accelerator. This is most noticeable in hot weather, I guess because the metal joints expand?

Squeaky brakes when coming to a stop. Rather embarrassing that one it sounds like a bus.

Squeaks from the power steering when the car is cold (actually quite faint but I notice it).

And very occasionally a succession of squeaks / trills when accelerating in first gear around 5000 revs (fan belt?)

Are these more or less normal characteristics of the range or should I be worried?
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Pretty much every 3.2 I have owned be it a 159, GTA or GT has had squeaky brakes. Getting the brakes disc etc cleaned sometimes sorts it but not always!

The rest I'm not sure about sorry as haven't experienced them
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My brakes don't squeak but I get the odd clunk from the diffs when doing fast gear changes.
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