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Old 01-16-2008, 09:49 PM   #1
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Question help frontend squeaks when pushed or turn?

2004 ZX5 frontend squeaks when car bounces up and down. also squeaks (same sound) when turning wheels back and forth. car is not moving when squeak happens. squeak comes from wheelwell when outside. squeak seems to come from by feet when inside car. outside temps are around zero. any ideas? wash? use grease on springs?

thanks for any help, gonna battle it thursday.


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2004 ZX5 frontend squeaks when car bounces up and down. also squeaks (same sound) when turning wheels back and forth. car is not moving when squeak happens. squeak comes from wheelwell when outside. squeak seems to come from by feet when inside car. outside temps are around zero. any ideas? wash? use grease on springs?

thanks for any help, gonna battle it thursday.
Mine was squeaking from the front end when I turn left/right and go up or down. It was a Link Kit. I went to a dealership and it cost me a bit over 100$ canadian. You can probably get it down cheaper. The noise drove me crazy. Hope this helps and its not a huge problem. Good Luck!
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:47 AM   #3
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if that doesn't work behind your disk's on on the brake i can't think of the name right now there will be this black shock looking pad its kinda small right behind that disk on that turning rod that connects the two brakcets if that doesn't have greese in it, that will squeek no matter what you do, if it looks really compressed its out of greese and all you have to do is go buy a greese gun and a needle for the gun and push in greese until it lifts back up again it only takes like 10 min to do total to both sides.
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:04 PM   #4
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help,sounds like creaking door when turning front wheels

So after a day of looking at my car...
It sounds like a creaking door when i turn my front wheels back and forth.
The sound is very present when the car is in park and i just turn the front wheels from left to right and back again. The sound is there to a lesser extent when driving, such as going over bumps etc. The link bars look solid to me, but I could be wrong. This sound started right when it got really cold in WI, still cold and no garage so greasing anything is hard. Any ideas? If I take car to a shop what should I be looking to hear from them?
Thanks for previous replies.
Thanks for any new help,
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:38 PM   #5
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Yeah- I have the same problem. I noticed it today, and now it's getting worse. Mine is coming from the front-right wheel well. I'll have a dealer look at it. I'll let them know that it may need a link kit - Just to prevent them from replacing something more expensive. I'll let ya know what happens.
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Mine had that and I replaced the shock mount. It might be the bearing inside.
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It could be 3 things. A commonly overlooked item in front end squeaks are actual sway bar bushings. Not the link pins. The noise could also be a strut/bearing plate/spring issue. The final item to be causing the noise is a body mount.
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I have the same problem that it squeaks/grinds when I turn hard left slowly COMBINED with going over bumps.

Brought it to the dealer, the mechanic said that it was the rack and pinion! Does that make any sense? He did say that all the front end was tight which I can understand and agree with!

Just don't want to spend $500+ to find out that this was not the problem!

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It's generally the stabilizer link ends. These are sphericle (sp)joints in a plastic socket, and they dry out and absorb road crap. I've stopped the noise several times in the past years. The joint has a rubber boot. Pull the boot back with an awl or bent piece of wire, and spray lube in there, and rotate it to work the oil in. Don't use wd40. use a real lube. This will work......
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It's generally the stabilizer link ends. These are sphericle (sp)joints in a plastic socket, and they dry out and absorb road crap. I've stopped the noise several times in the past years. The joint has a rubber boot. Pull the boot back with an awl or bent piece of wire, and spray lube in there, and rotate it to work the oil in. Don't use wd40. use a real lube. This will work......
Is that the same as sway bar end links? Thanks. I will try that today...
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