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Old 03-28-2008, 11:34 PM
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suspension squeaking!

i dropped my car with some TEIN s-tech about three months ago. and now everytime i drive they start to squeak, ( sounds like im having sex in an old bed. lol) is annoying as hell.. wut could it be???
 
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:52 PM
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anybody????
 
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:04 PM
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Stop using your G as a motel on wheels j/k.

I just heard recently a G owner I know having this, I have it too but not that bad.
He said he cleaned and lubed the rear rubbers on rear spring perches. Results... 0 noise now.
 
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those are your swaybar end links bro....get them replaced....i just did my rears and the squeaking is gone......time to do the fronts soon
 
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Originally Posted by trini_vibezzz View Post
those are your swaybar end links bro....get them replaced....i just did my rears and the squeaking is gone......time to do the fronts soon
ah, i think this is my problem. Except my squeaking is only coming from the front, and it's only when i hit a bump at an angle. such as a speed bump or something, causing one side of my suspension to flex. whenever i hit a bump straight on there's no noise.

good, now i have another project.
 
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:18 PM
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I have the same problem but I'm on tein basics..I get the really bad squeeking and when I'm turning into a parking spot I get a bad squeek/wine like metal on metal sound is that my endlinks??
 
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:48 AM
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I have a popping sound! Anyone know what that might be?
 
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I have a popping sound! Anyone know what that might be?

Did you ever find the source of this popping sound? I have it too now and already had my compression rods replaced 3K miles ago.
 
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sway links dry
 
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Originally Posted by TbagzG35 View Post
sway links dry
So do you replace the sway bar end links, or grease them?
 
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hmm sounds like i need to replace end links :/
 
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Sway bar end links are not a lubrication item. If they pop that means they are binding and they're done anyway. A lot of people dropping their cars and/or upgrading their sways don't realize they're putting a lot of stress on the OEM end links. I've seen rears break. When I replaced my own with Power Grid end links (from Z1 Performance), they were both very worn and rough in the pivots. Compare the size of the stock vs. upgrade links. Replacement OEM are cheap to replace, because they're really not very well made. These fronts are about as "beefy" as my stock '95 U13's links and the rubber seals leak after awhile.



Also sway bar mount bushings need lube periodically, that makes a nasty squeak when they get dry. I do mine on average ~2 years.

The Power Grid end links are sealed and made of much more durable ball and socket materials. Plus adjustable, and they're highly unlikely to break.

 
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Great post SteveZ. I jacked up the front of my car and took off the wheel and inspected my drivers side suspension. I couldn't find anything wrong. The rubber on the end link was still soft much like the newer compression rod rubber I just had installed. Maybe the techs didn't torque everything back to spec when I had my compression rods replaced at my last dealer visit.

On a side note, I did notice a wire harness hanging down near my transmission pan. It wasn't low enough to drag, but I know it hasn't always been like that. Anyone know what that is and where it's supposed to be supported from?
 
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Also remember the bushings for sway bars do need lube periodically. Every 2 years or so for me works well using a waterproof grease designed for it, it's a PITA unless you have Zirc fittings on your sway bar clamps holding the bar to the chassis. One end has them (rear) and front does not. So of course the front requires removal of the splash guard and its 20+ bolts to easily get at the sway bar mount points, lol.

Squeaking over speed bumps esp always check the condition of the bushings, starting in the rear. They are notorious for squeaking, and poly bushings even more so if not lubed.

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