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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-22-2003, 09:48 AM
ipigman
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Ok...I got a darn squeek from the front driver side (so it seems). Only happens on sharp bumps, very ritmic with the suspension/bumps and much more prominent when the brakes are applied and the weight of the car is on the front...like an undergroud garage entrance with all the "ribs" to drive on going down...well, it squeek with every bump when I go down to park in the morning. I'm about to dip the front end in ATF... can anybody point me somewhere??? I tried the WD-40, but I can't reach the "table bushings" in the spring pockets...where I think it's coming from (dropped the front about 2 months ago and the noise started about 2 weeks later.

Thanx a whole lot people!!!

Ian.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-22-2003, 12:30 PM
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I would check the upper shock mount bushings. They will squeek. I also found out that the stock rubber isolators for the front springs started to squeek after I lowered the car. I took them out after tearing my front end apart a couple times. Now, no more squeeks.
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-23-2003, 08:25 AM
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Ian, check out your upper control arm bushing ... I know that mine makes the EXACT same noises that you described. The bushing needs to be replaced on my car ... zap it with some WD-40 and VIOLA , noise is gone temporarily!
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 11:56 AM
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I think I know....
Spring rubbing on the pocket?

I had LBJ's installed last week and i have this exact same problem now. I put the car on ramps and had a friend jounce it. The drivers side spring is just barely rubbing on the spring pocket. What is the best way to fix this? I am running 9c1 springs cut 1 coil. It is so minor that it seems like I could just use a die grinder to grind some relief on the spring pocket. Any suggestions, warnings, or ideas? It is indexed properly and in the seat.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 05:08 PM
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EXACTLY what TBSIMMONS said,,,Upper shock mount,, I would start there.. When I replaced my shocks the upper washer on the mount was rubbing on my upper control arm.. let us know what you find out
post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 09:32 PM
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So when replacing springs and shocks what other things need to be replace. For example mount bushings,
post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 11:37 AM
blingin96
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maniac,,
the shocks you buy SHOULD have all the bushings and install parts you need. (bushings, spacers, mounting bolts)
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 11:49 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by blingin96:
EXACTLY what TBSIMMONS said,,,Upper shock mount,, I would start there.. When I replaced my shocks the upper washer on the mount was rubbing on my upper control arm.. let us know what you find out
I found out, my drivers side spring IS rubbing against the pocket that the spring goes into. I was rather suprised too but I put it on ramps and I can actually see it hitting. I will have it right tomorrow though.
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 05:40 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by blingin96:
.. When I replaced my shocks the upper washer on the mount was rubbing on my upper control arm..
[img]graemlins/3.gif[/img] IMPOSSIBLE...how could either the upper Shock bushing or washer rub on UCA?
Did you mean chassis upper spring perch, where upper Shock passes through?

If washer is rubbing on spring perch, either bushing is toast and/or upper Shock nut is over tightened.
Upper nut should be torqued until bushing just starts to bulge.
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 06:49 PM
uncle hulka
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Pigman, you may want to lube your front
sway bar bushings, too, especially if
they're uerethane. Mine squeak like you
read about when they dry out.
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