Hi all. My sw has been suffering from the dreaded creaking suspension for about 12 months, and have managed to put off changing the upper wishbones with wd40!. Have now changed them, but a creak has remained on the drivers side. It is worse when cold, and disappears when driven in the rain for a day, only to return. The lower arm ball joint has a hole in it, so this seems to me to be the source of the creaking. However, do you have to remove the 10mm hex nut to replace the lower arm, as this has seized completely, and has stripped the inside clean. If it has to come off, how do I remove it in the condition it is in. Anybody else experienced this and got over it? Any advice would be appreciated, as the mot is due before the end of Jan, and I can't afford to pay the garage to do the work for me!