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Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:39 pm 
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Is there a way of getting rid of the damn squeek coming from my top control arm bushes in my EF? :x Sounds like s**t when I go over speed bumps!

If anyone has has success with anything please share.

Couple of points to note:
They are new (old ones did the same thing).
They are greased properly with Nolothane bush grease.
I have searched Google (useless) to no avail.
Goes away during wet weather.
Tends to be on the passanger side more so than the drivers.

Cheers :mrgreen:

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:36 pm 
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Lithium grease.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:33 pm 
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Check your Sway Bar D's. They make a very similar noise.
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Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:35 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
Lithium grease.

or rubber grease, not the cheapest but does the job quite well.....

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:40 pm 
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I would think the grease supplied would be the best?
Needs to be synthetic I know that much, but is this just something I have to live with as if thats the case I will throw rubber in there!

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:42 pm 
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Nigel wrote:
Check your Sway Bar D's. They make a very similar noise.


I know it is the control arm as I was moving them when they were installed and they were groaning, so I threw some more grease on and it went away...for about a week!!

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:11 pm 
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I have had my SuperPro polyurethane bushes for about 8 years ( swapped them from one car to the next, and I bought them new ), and haven't had any noise issues.
My whole car is full of SuperPro bushes.....and no issues.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:37 pm 
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I've done the complete front end in the TE, all swapped out the superpro, the original ruber ones were cactus and chewed out, I did upper control arms and sway bars first, then had to proceed to do the rest as I was only gonna be chasing one squeek after another. Full superpro set and not a noise, I've had nolathane before, its been hit and miss with squeeks, lithium grease worked well, and its in a spray can!

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:13 pm 
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check if the sound is also coming front the top of the shock towers...where the rubber on top of the shock shows in the engine bay
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Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:19 am 
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dc_todd wrote:
I've done the complete front end in the TE, all swapped out the superpro, the original ruber ones were cactus and chewed out, I did upper control arms and sway bars first, then had to proceed to do the rest as I was only gonna be chasing one squeek after another. Full superpro set and not a noise, I've had nolathane before, its been hit and miss with squeeks, lithium grease worked well, and its in a spray can!


I think I have a can of that laying around the shed. Messy though.

So the bushes in question are fitted to my camber kit (Nolothane) would Superpro do a re-bush kit for a Nolothane part or would they be as a standard kit?
I might have a chat to our supplier at work on Monday and see what can be done.

Cheers for all the help

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:47 am 
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Superpro is an alternative to Nolathane.

Just put the nozzle off a can of WD 40 on the litium grease, then spray exactly where you want it. No mess.

 

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