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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:24 pm 
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Hey guys...anyone got any ideas why the front struts squeek and sound like rubber rubbing on metal on bumps and stuff. Its just bloody annoying.

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Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:16 am 
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Make sure the sway bar isnt rubbing on the chassis due to worn D bushes.
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Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:24 am 
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take it to a place n pop it on hoist, or get a free suspension check, this will soon tell you.
My front shocks squeaked, and the upper something arather, replaced both n all good now.
Also doesnt hurt to have things cleaned n lubed.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:59 pm 
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We had Kmac Adjustable Upper Control Arm bushes installed just over 2 years ago. Basically they sqeaked over every bump in the road. Man it was annoying. Anyway our "trusted" mechanic only ever fixed with silicon spray which lasted about a week. I finally spoke to Kevin at K-Mac, he replaced the bushes free of charge. Sqeaks are gone.
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Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:00 pm 
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We had Kmac Adjustable Upper Control Arm bushes installed just over 2 years ago. Basically they sqeaked over every bump in the road. Man it was annoying. Anyway our "trusted" mechanic only ever fixed with silicon spray which lasted about a week. I finally spoke to Kevin at K-Mac, he replaced the bushes free of charge. Sqeaks are gone.
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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:00 am 
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the squeaks would be dude to teh fact the no nolathane grease was used when installing the kit,
when ever u used nolathane bushes etc u HAVE to use the grease supplied and us it all! stops those annoy squeaks and makes teh bushes last

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:23 pm 
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MUST USE NOLATHANE GREASE! The strut top rubber that is located in the spring seat also can squeak, i found that i had to take mine apart and use some rubber grease/Nolathane grease on both surfaces of the rubber seat to stop it. Also the lower control arm and sway bar bushes can squeak like a mutha. A good penetrating oil can help in the short term.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:23 pm 
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Yes I have the same noise coming from the front left and right and its the upper control arm bushes ... shouldn't be much to replace

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:14 pm 
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upper control arm bushes cost around $110 a side for Nolathane Adjustable camber caster type. easy to fit.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:23 pm 
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Also double check you have no play in your brake callipers you can get a squeak if there is play with the rack pinion (or sliding rack pinion) cant remeber the proper name

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:21 am 
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Nolathane parts are avaible to FM members are discounted prices, look under the altedperformance section ..

since running the V.E.K though my car, no sqeaks or anything .
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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 6:58 pm 
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how much would this nothalane grease be worth fellas. Cos i think me old man said it was some rubber or something making the noise.

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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:01 pm 
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how much would this nothalane grease be worth fellas. Cos i think me old man said it was some rubber or something making the noise.

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You can prob get a general perpose grease for bushes, but the nola parts come with there own pack of grease, you could always try and auto shop and see what they say, I've got another type of grease that I use, but i can't remember the name of it until i go back down to the workshop .
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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:11 pm 
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Ummm and how do i apply the grease....is it a five minute job or do i have to start pulling s**t apart and its worth me taking it to a suspension place.

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Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:38 pm 
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