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front end Squeek?? by 4thfiero
Started on: 10-07-2013 06:11 PM
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Report this Post10-07-2013 06:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey everyone, a thanks to everyone who has helped me finish with these annoying gremlins after my rebuild. I got one more I need help with...

Had my front balljoints and inner tie rods replaced, Also front wheel bearings with dickmans bearings. Question is:

When i go over speed bumps or my ride gets bumpy, my front end suspension squeeks...What could that be? springs? the polyurethane bushings??
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Report this Post10-07-2013 08:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Does noone know? The mechanic checked my bushings and they are fine, like no play...but maybe something needs to be wd-40'd?
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Originally posted by 4thfiero:
The mechanic checked my bushings and they are fine, like no play

get another shop...

Polly using on control arms are famous for noise problem. Especially when installed w/o enough lube or wrong lube.

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Report this Post10-07-2013 09:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Interesting, so poly bushings on control arms are not preferred?? Rubber much better?
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Originally posted by 4thfiero:

Interesting, so poly bushings on control arms are not preferred?? Rubber much better?


Time for you to read some archived threads.

I don't know how many times I've read of guys going back to rubber after installing poly control arm bushings.
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Report this Post10-07-2013 09:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That's lame...the frame i got, came with poly bushings on the arms already.

Can i lub the bushings with wd-40 so they stop squeaking temp? does that work?
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Report this Post10-07-2013 09:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here is one thread on the subject:

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...030819-2-034309.html
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Report this Post10-07-2013 09:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for katatakSend a Private Message to katatakEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Needs to come apart and use proper lube or they will continue to squeak! Even when Lubed and assembled properly, squeaking can occur.
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Report this Post10-07-2013 09:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 4thfieroClick Here to Email 4thfieroSend a Private Message to 4thfieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Crap..k replace bushings...thanks guys! really appreciate it
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Report this Post10-07-2013 10:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MacarchieClick Here to Email MacarchieSend a Private Message to MacarchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
When I rotate the tires and check the brakes, I spray some silicone spray lubricant on the bushings (every end of every bushing) and a grease gun squirt into each grease fitting. I have had no problems with squeaks since I got her. It is a simple and cheap solution and I like simple and cheap

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Originally posted by 4thfiero:
Interesting, so poly bushings on control arms are not preferred?? Rubber much better?

not really and yes for most users
search here and See my Cave, Suspension section.
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