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Old 06-02-2012, 10:49 PM   #1
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suspension creaks and groans

My front end makes a squeek like a teenage couple on a mattress.. not to sound immature or anything.. I replaced the front sway bar end links with bigger and sturdier ones that are greasable. That's not the problem. I have new eibach shocks and struts all around with less than 10k miles but the noise has been here ever since. Would strut mounts make this noise? Never replaced btw. Or the sway bar bushings? The noise happens if the pavement driven on is not perfect. In other words the littlest imperfections in the roads will cause the creaking. The rear also has a creaking but over larger bumps and I have no rear sway bar. Any help would be greatly appreciated, noise is annoying when the radio isn't on.


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Old 06-03-2012, 10:10 AM   #2
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Yeah, strut mounts can make squeaking/popping/creaking sounds, especially after installing lowering springs.
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would there be a sturdier kind of strut mounts? it wouldnt be the lca bushings would it?
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You can try using a little spray lube on suspected areas of squeak, mostly to try and find the squeak, not as a permanent solution.

Spray the bushings, did the squeak go away?
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my passenger strut mount squeaks like a sumbitch. Then I lubed it up.

strut mounts love being lubed up.
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lubed them up a bit, noise quieted a good 85% so yea these mounts will be replaced soon... now that it was much quieter, i now here the rear has a similar noise.. UGH
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I have a 09 ses and my front end makes a clanking noise over some dips in the road. I did see that Ford had a service bulletin for the this noise coming from the end links. I had them looked at and they are lose. Is there any other issues that might cause this noise that this car is prone to. I'm going to get the end links replaced but I'm afraid the noise will still be there. Anybody have a similar problem. Also, s it better to get the end links that u have to grease, an upgrade I assume versus OEM end links. Someone told me its better to get the OEM but most have said to get the upgrade that u have to grease. Thank you, C
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