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Old 07-13-2012, 03:21 AM   #1
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Suspension squeak

So my passenger side front end suspension is making a god awful squeaking more of a creaking noise whenever the car is bounced up down or when I turn the wheel left or right. I replaced the tie rod end and the noise completely stopped for a good 20 miles, then it came back just as worse... What should I try next or what would be any suggestions as to what I should check out? The car has lowering springs that dropped it 2 inches and no the noise isn't coming from the spring. I tried spraying wd-40 everywhere and jumping the car around but it didn't help at all, please help.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:45 AM   #2
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did u change ur stocks/ struts when u got the springs?
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:42 AM   #3
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I've got a noise also it sounds like a damn bird chirping I can't get any noises out of the car anywhere unless I'm driving down the road. And it drives me nuts
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That's your balljoint. Go buy a new one or replace it with X2 balljoint kit problem solved!
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:56 AM   #5
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To 02pony I would guess its something rotational like your brakes squeeking or a wheel bearing and to the op I would prolly guess its your sway bar squeaking. Those rubber bushings can make a hell of a noise when your car is dropped and you don't adjust the rest of the suspension properly
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No I did not I just replaced the springs everything else is the same

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That's your balljoint. Go buy a new one or replace it with X2 balljoint kit problem solved!
Is this a special kit or could I just go to autozone and hope that they have it there for me?
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Did you re use or replace the iso's ?
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Did you re use or replace the iso's ?
No I did not but its not a random squeak it's constant. When I drive down the road it's fine but as soon as I hit bumps or turn a tad bit it squeaks more like a creak, it's really loud too you could hear that before you hear the car lole
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:50 PM   #9
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Re: Suspension squeak

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No I did not but its not a random squeak it's constant. When I drive down the road it's fine but as soon as I hit bumps or turn a tad bit it squeaks more like a creak, it's really loud too you could hear that before you hear the car lole
well if you have no isolators thats just asking for noise

did you atleast tape the ends of the springs?
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No I did not I just replaced the springs everything else is the same

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Is this a special kit or could I just go to autozone and hope that they have it there for me?
You cannot find that in any local stores. You need to purchase it online for 140$... Where you from? I'm selling mine for a 100 brandnew it's in the classifieds thread. I am 90% sure that squeaking sound is coming from your balljoint.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:51 PM   #11
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Re: Suspension squeak

I have had a bad ball joint.

It most definitely can be described as a godawful noise coming from the front of the car. Make sure it doesn't just need grease.. Because then its a real cheap fix. If not, then just replace the ball joints.
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well if you have no isolators thats just asking for noise

did you atleast tape the ends of the springs?
I used the factory isos bc they weren't that bad and I taped them in place when I put the springs in, I'm pretty sure it's not the springs tho

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I have had a bad ball joint.

It most definitely can be described as a godawful noise coming from the front of the car. Make sure it doesn't just need grease.. Because then its a real cheap fix. If not, then just replace the ball joints.
That's definatley worth trying I just have to get my hands on grease gun
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So I changed the ballpoint earlier today and it's back to the way it should be, thanks for the help!
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So I changed the ballpoint earlier today and it's back to the way it should be, thanks for the help!
is it the x2 balljoint or the oem one? Nice to know that! No probs!
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I've got a noise also it sounds like a damn bird chirping I can't get any noises out of the car anywhere unless I'm driving down the road. And it drives me nuts
Check your headlights as well. I just noticed that the part of my front that locks the headlights into place is loose, so it tends to vibrates and squeak while driving
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