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 Post subject: FG Front end Creak
Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:43 pm 
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G'day people,

Just bought myself an FG turbo, had for a couple of months now and I have suddenly noticed a front end creak while driving in the wet.

This occurs while coming to a stop at a set of light or slow maneuvers around the parking lot or driveway.

It only ever presents itself while its raining. The more rain, the louder it gets (to a point).
When it is dry; nothing, its as if the problem never existed.

Any ideas on what this could be, or has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks guys,

Peter
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 Post subject: Re: FG Front end Creak
Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:56 pm 
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The upper control arm bushes on the FG's are fibreglassed wrapped rubber, and have rather large voids in the bush. They are fragile really, meant for comfort.
Something to think about.

 

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 Post subject: Re: FG Front end Creak
Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:18 am 
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Hey mate,
Thanks for the reply.
But, why then would it only creak in the wet?

Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: FG Front end Creak
Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:50 pm 
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plper1 wrote:
But, why then would it only creak in the wet?

Cheers



water is acting as a lube and allowing some movement?
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