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Old 05-11-2016, 02:08 PM   #1
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Squeaks and Creaks

I pulled the wheels and cleaned the entire undercarriage of the 02 GT. Now the rear suspension has decided to make noise. If open the door, stand on the door will and rock the car, it squeaks like the hinges on a rusty barn door.

I am not excited about crawling under the car again.

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Old 05-11-2016, 06:10 PM   #2
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My car does the same think. It likes to squeak a lot when going over uneven terrain at low speeds. If anyone has any ideas on what it is or how to improve it would be appreciated ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
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I am likely going to spray a bit of lithium grease on all of the joints. I can only assume that when I cleaned the under side of the car that I likely dried out a few bushings.

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Its probably control arm bushing dry if there still the stock ones lol

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Mine do that. Mine are stock. Dry as the dickens. Just need time to put in new upper bushings and change the lowers to urethane.

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Now that everything has cooled off after the sun set the squeak is gone. Oh well, I didn't feel like messing with it anyway.

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Lol

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Should have left it dirty. My 96 used to squeak like crazy, it was the ball joints. They werent necessarily bad but when I did the suspension and replaced them it went away. The boots get real dry, crack, squeak a ton on these things. I havent had a rearend squeak yet, just a god awful noise sometimes in the 96 when I get on it from a stop and the suspension flexes the full amount. This I assume is a control arm bushing or something. Are control arm bushings hard to change out, Ive never done it.

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I have a very uneven, unpaved driveway that is almost a 1/4 mile long. My parking spot was never considered in my truck. The Mustang seems to find every uneven patch of sand, grass, or asphalt and tell me about it.

I keep comparing the Mustang to my 64 1/2, the imports I had, and my WS6. The suspension and body on the 02 Mustang is not forgiving. It twists, and rides like a tank.

Factory suspension, wheels, tire size, etc. I think I feel more due to the extra flex in the convertible body. I am considering building a removable X-brace for the frame that also connects to the subframe connectors. I have the steel (and aluminum if it will work). I have considered fabbing a carbon fiber brace to save weight. I think it will flex too much though. I just need to get the car on a lift. I believe extra bracing and a set of strut tower braces will firm the car up.

I'm also riding on 14 year old shocks and rear suspension parts.

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I have a very uneven, unpaved driveway that is almost a 1/4 mile long. My parking spot was never considered in my truck. The Mustang seems to find every uneven patch of sand, grass, or asphalt and tell me about it.

I keep comparing the Mustang to my 64 1/2, the imports I had, and my WS6. The suspension and body on the 02 Mustang is not forgiving. It twists, and rides like a tank.

Factory suspension, wheels, tire size, etc. I think I feel more due to the extra flex in the convertible body. I am considering building a removable X-brace for the frame that also connects to the subframe connectors. I have the steel (and aluminum if it will work). I have considered fabbing a carbon fiber brace to save weight. I think it will flex too much though. I just need to get the car on a lift. I believe extra bracing and a set of strut tower braces will firm the car up.

I'm also riding on 14 year old shocks and rear suspension parts.

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I think most of you issue is your last statement of 14 years ols suspension is your issue lol

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I think most of you issue is your last statement of 14 years ols suspension is your issue lol

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My body didn't make noise when I was 14. In fact, my body looked forward to being put through another day of football, skateboarding, kickboxing, etc.

This car needs to realize it's just a baby,

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My body didn't make noise when I was 14. In fact, my body looked forward to being put through another day of football, skateboarding, kickboxing, etc.

This car needs to realize it's just a baby,

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Hehe good comparison you should send that to ford๐Ÿ˜œ

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Hehe good comparison you should send that to ford๐Ÿ˜œ

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After my workout yesterday I am feeling like that 14 year old suspension sounds. I'm leaving Ford alone at the moment.

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i wish my car could heal and repair its wounds like the human body could. could buy a horse, but then you'd only have 1 horsepower.
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i wish my car could heal and repair its wounds like the human body could. could buy a horse, but then you'd only have 1 horsepower.
There would be a lot with heart attack and stress failure.

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