I have a 2001 Hyundai Sonata, it is making a "creaky" or "metallic banging" sound when I go over bumps. The sound is coming from the right rear wheel area, is this a bad strut? When I push on that corner of the car it does not seem to bounce any more than the other corners. I also am unable to reproduce the sound by simply pushing on the car, though the sound happens very frequently when driving on the road or pulling into a driveway.
I am only planning on keeping this car for another 6-12 months. Is this something that is worth fixing? Is it is safety issue? Will not fixing cause more damage to the suspension?