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Old 10-16-2008, 04:03 PM   #1
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Greasing Rear Swaybar bushings

I think my rear bushings(urethane) on Steeda sway are starting to squeak. I really don't want to take it apart to grease them.
I was thinking to spray them with WD-40. Is that a good idea? I'm afraid it's going to dissolve the remaining grease and make it worse.
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WD40 weakens plastics over time and is not adviseable for use on any bushings. It will get rid of squeaks for a while but it won't last. The best thing to do is just take it apart and use the grease that you should.
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^^^Thats what I have done from time to time over the past year and a hlaf on all my poly bushings and still no squeaks...I have a small squeak/ swinging noise in my rear....not sure what that is though. haha
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I really wouldn't spray them with WD-40. It wouldn't last long in the elements and it would attract a lot of dirt and crap. I would use regular chassis grease (something I'm new too, lol).

I haven't greased my bushings, though they're brand new. I really only takes a few minutes to remove them. I believe it's a 14mm?
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uhhh... that is what i was afraid of, i hate taking it apart. It's really hard to bolt it back together, particularly top bolts
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^^^Thats what I have done from time to time over the past year and a hlaf on all my poly bushings and still no squeaks...I have a small squeak/ swinging noise in my rear....not sure what that is though. haha
Do you have steeda sway? I also noticed this small squeak/ swinging noise on large bumps. That is why I'm thinking it's time to grease it again.
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[QUOTE=dirtbrown;2396344I have a small squeak/ swinging noise in my rear....[/QUOTE]

I'm not sure I would have told that....
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Do you have steeda sway? I also noticed this small squeak/ swinging noise on large bumps. That is why I'm thinking it's time to grease it again.
no I have factory SVT sway bars with poly bushings.

and mpsii why not???
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just take them apart.. i forgot to grease mine at first and had to take them apart, took me maybe 20 mins at most
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I've never greased mine, but maybe I should. No squeaky squeaky. The instructions never said I should anyway. Full prothane in the rear. (lol)
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