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    Odd squeak when hitting bumps

    Hey guys,

    Whenever I hit a bump I can hear a high pitched squeak sound from behind me. My thought is maybe a strut top in the rear?

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    have you ever greased the sway bars ?
    i have the hotchis ones and they squeek all the time if i dont grease them
    how long has ur suspension been on ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rr1911 View Post
    have you ever greased the sway bars ?
    i have the hotchis ones and they squeek all the time if i dont grease them
    how long has ur suspension been on ?
    Well over a year. The sway bay under the car or do you mean the strut bar?
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    I would bet your rear swaybar bushings are a bit dry and starting to squeak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    I would bet your rear swaybar bushings are a bit dry and starting to squeak.
    But thats all the way under my car and connected to rubber bushings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by D0WNxSH1FT View Post
    But thats all the way under my car and connected to rubber bushings?
    yes it is, they still get dirty tho... also what endlinks do u have because thoes might need to be greased also... ill get you some pics later on this week


    i dont think the strut tower bar is going to squeak... also does it squeek while turning corners at a high speed...

    hummm last thing... u live where it snows right ? if so that salt from the road will kill the grease on the sway bars
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    Quote Originally Posted by rr1911 View Post
    yes it is, they still get dirty tho... also what endlinks do u have because thoes might need to be greased also... ill get you some pics later on this week

    i dont think the strut tower bar is going to squeak... also does it squeek while turning corners at a high speed...

    hummm last thing... u live where it snows right ? if so that salt from the road will kill the grease on the sway bars
    • Stock rubber endlinks (no wear on em, no need to replace w/ metal)
    • No squeak when turning, just when driving over bumps (Boston DOT doesnt know how to properly pave a roadway).
    • Yes, lots of snow and ive noticed the sway bar is rusting pretty bad.
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    I'd really think it is the swaybar bushings. Did the Cusco bar come with polyurethane bushings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    I'd really think it is the swaybar bushings. Did the Cusco bar come with polyurethane bushings?
    mmmm, i think they were rubber? Not sure, so long ago hahaha.

    So should i replace them or just hit em w/ some WD-40?
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    Quote Originally Posted by D0WNxSH1FT View Post
    mmmm, i think they were rubber? Not sure, so long ago hahaha.

    So should i replace them or just hit em w/ some WD-40?
    You actually need to pull them out, clean all the grit and crap off and then put some grease back in there. If you don't have the grease that came with the bar, a white lithium grease should work fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    You actually need to pull them out, clean all the grit and crap off and then put some grease back in there. If you don't have the grease that came with the bar, a white lithium grease should work fine.
    Thanks! I tried to get some grease type lubricant today at the Autopart store and the guy was like umm, we have PB Blaster and WD-40. lol. So I promptly left (well ok I bought some Tire Shine hahah).
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx wagone View Post
    You actually need to pull them out, clean all the grit and crap off and then put some grease back in there. If you don't have the grease that came with the bar, a white lithium grease should work fine.
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    Ok so today I bought White Lithium Grease and removed both rubber bushings/metal brackets. spray em down and put the bar back up...gotta love using an emergency kit tools and performing this work while being parked on the street outside my apartment.

    I haven't had a chance to drive the car as I had people come over but I will updated you tomorrow.
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    If that doesn't work, pull the back seat and just make sure that all of the nuts are tight on the strut tops. Is it a loud squeek? And does it sound like it's coming from the strut tops or in the back underneath the car? It could be a number of things if it's underneath the car. Diff bushings, RSB bushings, trailing arms... Good luck. Oh and thanks for not just using WD40... hahaha
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    does your sway-bars and/or endlinks have grease nipples like this ?






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