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Old 08-05-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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Squeak, squeak, ...rear trailing arm bushings ?

My '07 SE wagon has a noticeable "squeak, squeak" from the back when going down the street. I was told this is likely caused by worn trailing arm bushings. The car has 132,000 mi. and the look to be original bushings. First is this correct they would cause a squeak more than it being something else ? And second, can this be done myself ? I and a pretty good DIY mech. and have all the tools, or is this a job for the pros ? Is a wheel alignment need after the install ? -Thanks


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Had the same thing happen with my 07 zx4 took it in to diagnose at a mechanic just a control arm bushing. It's about 35 for the front two parts I just had them put it in 75 total no more squeaking. Definitely get it checked out first before replacing some people found a strut problem as well. This is my thread. http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=321465
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It could be the ebrake cables. http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=221339
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My squeaking is caused by a leaked out strut. Easy to diagnose tho, when there's crap all over the strut.
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Had the same thing happen with my 07 zx4 took it in to diagnose at a mechanic just a control arm bushing. It's about 35 for the front two parts I just had them put it in 75 total no more squeaking. Definitely get it checked out first before replacing some people found a strut problem as well. This is my thread. http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=321465
Are there control arm bushings in the rear ? That's where the squeak comes from.
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Going to check out those cables in the morning. I don't think it was the struts, bouncing the car in the drive way it is hard to make the squeak, but driving it , you hear it very well.
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Got it ! It was the e-brake cables. Who would have thought it would have ever been that simple. Thanks guys !
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How did you secure the cable?
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How did you secure the cable?
Rubber hose thru the eyelet secured with zip tie.
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