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Old 10-27-2008, 07:53 PM   #1
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steeda rear sway bar noise

hey i kno that this has been mentioned before but not sure of the thread. i have been gettin alot of noise, like squeaking, just wondering if anyone has any idea what i could do to get rid of it? i am using the steeda bushings and brackets that came with the bar.


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Old 10-27-2008, 07:55 PM   #2
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Did you grease the bushings on install? No grease in the bushings will cause it to creak like a mofo.
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ya you need to take it off and grease the crap out of the bushings dude...I had the same problem w/ mine. It still does it, I guess it's the nature of the beast but I took it off and regeased it and I must say, it's better...not gone...but better.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:51 PM   #4
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yea i kinda figured that i needed to lube it up, but i wasnt sure if it would make it worse. thankyou!!
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yea i kinda figured that i needed to lube it up, but i wasnt sure if it would make it worse. thankyou!!
How would grease make it worse?



When greasing the poly swaybar bushings I've found that the best thing to use is "marine grease" that is normally recommended for boat trailer wheel bearings. It's really sticky stuff (try not to get it on your clothes) and it won't wash away if you drive in the rain. All auto parts houses carry it and it is usually turquoise green in color.
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Had same problem on my 2007. Garage used regular grease first 2 tries then I read on here about marine grease and it worked. Did not eliminate it completely but much better. My wife stopped complaining. Also had them weld the brackets.
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I put a Progress rear sway bar in that was really noisy when new, especially going slow over bumps. It took a while but it eventually "broke in", it still makes some noise but not nearly as much...
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Had same problem on my 2007. Garage used regular grease first 2 tries then I read on here about marine grease and it worked. Did not eliminate it completely but much better. My wife stopped complaining. Also had them weld the brackets.
I think welding the brackets is key, been planning to do that to mine as they clunk and squeak backing out of the driveway and over speed bumps (everything tight btw)
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i did lube it with the marine grease, and it works like a dream no more noise at all... the next upgrade is rear disc conversion.
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