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What is causing the creaking from the rear of my car?

What is causing the creaking from the rear of my car? I have a creaking sound coming from the left-rear of my Focus. I can hear it from inside at all speeds whenever I go over any kind of bump, or even just driving through a parking garage. The noise is extremely loud when I am jacking any corner of the car. I even jacked up the left rear and used PB Blaster on every bolt and bushing I could find, to no avail.

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mcgyver89 [Entry]

Check your rear shock mounts. If they look ok, the problem might be a worn out rubber bushing somewhere in the rear suspension. Also, check out all the connections to your rear sway/torsion bar. It could be an exhaust connection somewhere as well.
mcgyver89 [Entry]

I have a 2008 Ford Focus SE and it is making the same noise. Its a very loud creaking noise that sounds like it's coming from the inside, particularly from the rear as if it has something to do with the right back wheel. I was told just yesterday that it can be heard from the outside as well, so of course this raises my concern even more. I'm hoping that it's just the rear shock mount as stated above. Are there any other possible reasons behind this obnoxious creaking sound ?!
mcgyver89 [Entry]

Just in front of the rear tire front leaf spring connection the rear brake cable passes through a round metal loop. pull on the cable to move the cable a little bit through the loop and check the cable, it WILL be worn down to the metal. this is what makes the noise. some electrical tape around the cable kept the metal from coming in contact and fixed the problem.