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Old 07-19-2015, 12:13 AM   #1
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front suspension squeak and thumbing

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So i just got back from the drag strip and noticed when i go lower speeds (20-40mph) i can feel a thumbing (almost like if the wheel was not completely round, like an egg you get what im trying to say) but cant hear it from the front suspension, i suspect it being something in the passenger side suspension, i dont feel it going highway speeds. Also every little bump i hit on the road makes a squeaking sound which drives me absolutely nuts

So today i have had enough of the squeaking, tomorrow i am taking apart the front suspension and taking a close look at everything, i already tightened the strut nut which i had a squeaking problem with a couple months ago and it was just loose, i also tightened all the bolts on my caster camber plates, both did not help at all with the squeaking this time. When i drop the front suspension i am also taking out the springs to tape the ends up, should i use electrical tape or duct tape?
What are some common squeaking causes on the front suspension?
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Could be ball joints .. end links .. running with no iso .. strut mounts .. depends on what you find when you really take a look at it.

Electric tape is fine

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Could be ball joints .. end links .. running with no iso .. strut mounts .. depends on what you find when you really take a look at it.

Electric tape is fine

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thanks for the reply

ok imma use black electrical tape for the springs tomorrow and i am going to closely inspect/move the suspension components in order to track down that squeak, i doubt its the ball joint because i replaced them like 5 months ago with the autozone brand duralast or some **** like that, maybe the ball joints are dry and just need grease? there is no movement at all if i have the car in the air and try to wiggle the wheel
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Try the tape , it may help if there is no iso on the springs.

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