07-25-2012, 08:03 PM
I installed the FRPP kit in my 03 zx3 about 6-8 months ago, and I can hear the rubber that sits on top of the springs in the rear squeaking.
I have checked all the bushings and even looked for the e-brake line rubbing on the gas tank, and it all seems to be fine.
So my question is, what can I do to stop the rubber on top of the springs from squeaking?
Should I put white lithium grease on them? And can I do it with them still on, maybe just jack the car up and use a fine brush to get it all over it?
Or is there something better to do?
07-25-2012, 10:52 PM
CFM sells a shim that you place in the top of the springs to stop the noise. I had the same problem and the shims fixed the noise. Easy fix.
07-25-2012, 11:28 PM
You mean these> http://focus.c-f-m.com/prothanerearcoilspringisolatorsfor00-06focus.aspx
07-26-2012, 12:05 AM
I got them. They are what is causing the squeaking.
07-26-2012, 03:58 PM
Any suggestions for what do use to make em stop squeaking?
07-26-2012, 05:18 PM
I didn't have A problem after I installed mine.
So not really sure.
07-27-2012, 09:26 PM
Anyone else have any idea's if White lithium grease is the way to go?
07-28-2012, 11:30 AM
I doubt the spring isolators are squeaking, but if some how they are, greasing them should be fine. Maybe your sway bar is the culprit, grease you sway bar bushings first.
07-29-2012, 02:21 PM
I did that yesterday, lower control arms, toe arms, camber arms, and sway bar bushings, today I will grease the top spring bushing, and maybe check out the top of the shock in the back, because it too has a rubber bushing.
08-12-2012, 09:22 PM
My FRPP kit is doing the same
08-13-2012, 12:22 PM
The upper rear shock mount on the inside of the car is often associated with rear end noises. Most will agree that the design of this rubber mount is rather bazaar. Some members have had luck converting the upper shock mount to the old traditional style of using the round (donut like) rubber bushings. One is placed above and below the hole the upper shock mounting shaft passes thru in the chassis.You also need to use the traditional big washers that are used to cradle/support the bushing above and below. It's old school (the way shocks were mounted for years) but as I said, it has worked for members who have tried it.
The other option is to fill the void in the existing upper mount. As the upper mount ages it gets overly flexible and the shock pulls the washer up and down causing the clunking some hear coming from the rear end. CFM has a spacer to fill the void in the upper mount and removes the flexing.