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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:23 am 
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PLease can anyone help me, when ever i drive over small bumps( at low speeds) ie road reflectors, the rear end squeaks, i've greased everything checked for cracks in bushes, i've got new shocks, lowered kings, has anyone had this prob before?????
It is extremely annoying, my holden mates all think it's funny cause you can here it wen i drive past, their solution is to buy I think its called a holden POS not sure please help a fellow ford freak

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:10 am 
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Its a in built feature, not quite as bad as earlier fords though, something needs a bit of lube, it aint much, in my opinion.
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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 2:04 am 
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Kick your rear bar and see if it makes noises, if so .. its that (common to happen)

Otherwise gte some spray wetlub (nulon ezi glide maybe) and spray it into your bushes and where ever else you wanna spray your wet stuff over lol..

should fix the problem or get the gurnie underneath the car at car lovers.. :P
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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:34 am 
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This is a long shot because I don't exactly know how it all works back there. But when you install new rear shocks/springs, apparently there are a couple of bolts/nuts you have to tighten up when the car is actually ON the ground. Someone else can probably enlighten you more on that...
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Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:14 pm 
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Thanx i'll try all cause it's pissin me off, the car looks good but hit any bump, sounds like adatto 120y

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:35 am 
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Thanx i'll try all cause it's pissin me off, the car looks good but hit any bump, sounds like adatto 120y

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FINALLY!! Someone with the exact same problem as i! It gets bloody annoying 'dunnit? :x .

I have new shocks and springs, oiled bushes, cable tied everything loose, adjusted exhaust pipe and secured the rear bumper ... but no fix. If you find something mate, give us a hoy! I NEED to get this noise kicked once and for all!
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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:42 am 
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My car had it as well, as a matter of fact it comes stock.

Replace the upper and lower trailing arm bushes with nolothane ones and make sure you grease them well and do the bolts up tight. It will still sqeak for a few hundred kms, but after that it should be good.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:46 am 
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I had a guess that it could be the trailing arm bushes or something to do with the watts linkage. Are you 99.9% sure thats the problem? Sorry to put the pressure on but i dont always want to have the stezza up loud haha! :D
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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:16 pm 
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i got the same prob with my ef fairmont, its f**k

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:36 pm 
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well, my ef fairmont got more squeeks than 1 million mice at an "all you can eat cheese diner"!!!!!!!! so im officialy declaring that im joining the squeek club n hating it!!! Cant hear it with the system up hehe!! "DOOF DOOF inside"...

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:31 pm 
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I'm glad i'm not the only one, i've got a few days off n i'm gettin my exhaust looked at by "Australias best" on cantebury road in syd, see if they can help with the squeak, i'll hit all available areas with grease or spray lube HOPEFULLY sumthing will work, i'll keep Y'all posted.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:51 am 
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Lube won't work on rubber bushes though..

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:27 am 
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Hey all. New to fordmods but not to the sqeak club. anyway i had an annoying sqeak anytime i went over a speed bump which really p****d me off. I ended up replacing the rear sway bushes which fixed it straight up
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Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:02 pm 
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mattsxf wrote:
Hey all. New to fordmods but not to the sqeak club. anyway i had an annoying sqeak anytime i went over a speed bump which really p****d me off. I ended up replacing the rear sway bushes which fixed it straight up


How much did they set you back? I reckon they might be a cheaper place to start at than the trailing arm bushes...
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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:47 pm 
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rear sway bar bushes cost me $30 form auto one but there on ebay for about $20. You should get ten in a pack but you only need 8 to do both sides.
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