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Old 03-26-2009, 10:56 PM   #1
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SQUEEEKing suspension....

hey people, i have a problem with my front left suspension, they tend to squeek when i make slow turns... or/and when i get in and out of the fofo.... is she (the fofo) trying to tell me something??


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Probably a squeaking front swaybar bushing.
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Yup, i would agree, wd40 works wonders!! haha, actually no, don't use it, it will eat away at the bushing. use this as an excuse to run polyurethane bushings!!
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could it be the end links scine they cant be greased?
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:15 PM   #5
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They tend to make a popping sound, not a squeak.
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I have this same problem id be interested to know what is the cause of this.
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can someone point me to some poly bushing... and how hard is it to replace it?


or should i just replace the bar it self?
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Did you try search. This problem has been covered many times. It's more than likely the stabilizer bar links. It's a steel ball in a plastic socket that gets rusty and dry, makes a little noise, but the bar acts as a tuning fork. The answer is to lube these sockets. Each end has a rubber boot. I use an awl to force the boot open a little and spray a lube in there. Do this on each of 4, being careful not to rip the boot. Take a vicegrip and rotate the link as you spray, to work it in. Try to use a lube, rather than a WD40, which is more of a cleaner
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No the cause of a squeak has never been the end-links. The endlinks make a clunking sound going over bumps when they go out. And if they are already clunking or having problems, they are shot anyway. Tearing its boot, and spraying WD40 in there is just putting a band-aid on the problem for a couple hundred miles and won't do anything.

A squeaking problem is due to the swaybar bushings which hold the swaybar to the topside of the front subframe. If these aren't lubed well enough or if the lubrication just wears out (typically white lithium grease is used) then they can start to squeak as the bar moves inside of them. Easy fix is to just lower the front subframe a bit for access, remove the bushing clamps, remove the bushings, lube em up and put em back in. Don't even have to remove the bar.
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:22 PM   #10
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sounds good Jetrinka, Rep for you.

ill do some research on how i can get access to this in a bit.!

thanks again.

Quick questiong... since im going to be removing hte bushing, can i just replace em with poly ones?
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