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Old 11-06-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Squeaking/Creaking UPDATE!!!

Weeelllll..... I took my '08 SES to the Ford place in my town this morning about the squeaking when going over bumps and they said they coudn't find anything. They said that they greased and lubed everything because over time bushings and what-not dry out and will rub and make noises.

But what I forgot to mention to them before I left this morning was that you can make it make the sound by just having the car parked and bouncing back end up and down (because they said they couldn't get it to make the noise by driving it, which means they didn't take it over any bumps). The guy said he was gonna go back out and try it that way after he called and I told them that. I really pray that it just needed some greasing ): I just want all this figured out and fixed.


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Old 11-06-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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The tech that found the squeak in my Sentra used a long prybar on the suspension while it was up on a lift, and viola....squeek squeek squeek. Torn control arm bushing from the factory.
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The tech that found the squeak in my Sentra used a long prybar on the suspension while it was up on a lift, and viola....squeek squeek squeek. Torn control arm bushing from the factory.
That's kind of an interesting thought considering I just replaced a control arm in my car that was causing a popping sound when I turned, accelerated and/or decelerated. They supposedly looked all over and couldn't find anything. Maybe my tip on bouncing the rear end of the car will help them out. Could my bad control arm have ruined the bushings? I know the control arm got replaced, but I don't know about the bushings.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:17 AM   #4
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Awesome news!!! The squeaking in my '08 SES Focus is G.O.N.E.!!!! I am so ecstatic! The guys at Ford said they couldn't find any problems with the suspension so they greased all of the bushings and what-not. When I picked my car up this morning from the dealership, there was no more of that mind-boggling noise!! Thank God!! Also, there was no charge for the service (: This made my day! Thanks Ford!!(: (: (: Now to just pray that the noise doesn't come back anytime soon, but I'm going to stap optimistic.

Thanks Everyone for great advice!
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