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 Post subject: squeak in front end
Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:50 pm 
Parts Gopher
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Hi guys my el has started to squeak fairly loud in the front end. It happens when turning corners and braking at slow speeds. Does anyone know how to fix this or what it could be? Thanks.
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 Post subject: Re: squeak in front end
Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:52 am 
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Sounds like Strut rubber bushes.
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 Post subject: Re: squeak in front end
Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:21 pm 
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I had the same problem. It was the upper control arm bushings. Just get some new ones in there and it will be fine.
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 Post subject: Re: squeak in front end
Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Thanks guys
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 Post subject: Re: squeak in front end
Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Is there any point in replacing them if im going to lowr it? With new springs shocks?
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 Post subject: Re: squeak in front end
Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:51 pm 
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If it was my problem, i ended up putting a camber kit on the same time i lowered it (Replacing the upper control arm) which had new bushing in it.
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 Post subject: Re: squeak in front end
Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:53 pm 
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Is there any point in replacing them if im going to lowr it? With new springs shocks?
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 Post subject: Re: squeak in front end
Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:22 pm 
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ELturbo96 wrote:
Is there any point in replacing them if im going to lowr it? With new springs shocks?


Absolutely, BUT, lower it first, in the same procedure as getting it lowered, install a camber kit, them immediately take it for a wheel alignment and camber adjustment. This should all be part of the lowering process anyways, but just in case it needed to be spelt out for everyone.. If your not doing this when you lower a car, or cannot afford to.. you should not be doing it at all.

 

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