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Old 08-24-2014, 08:43 AM   #1
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LCA squeaking?

So lately I've started to hear squeaking when I go over bumps and etc. Most of the time it sounds like its coming from the driver side LCA but the passenger side does squeak as well but its faint.

I installed BMR Non-Adjustable (Poly Bushings) LCA's about 2 months ago and greased them on the outside of the bushings as well as used a pump to pump grease into the grease fittings.

I am wondering if anyone else gets some sort of squeak when going over bumps.

Or should I grease them up more?
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How often do you grease them? You should grease them agai every 500-1000 miles.

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Only greased it the one time I installed it along with the Panhard bar.

I only had them installed for about 2 months and it's my DD so only probably about 1000-2000 miles on them.

So they need grease that often I thought grease would last longer.
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No they need to be re greased regularly. I do mine every 500 miles.

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Thanks!

I'll grease them up when I get home should I grease the Panhard bar as well?
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Yes, grease It as well

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What type of grease did you use? I've been hearing a lot of good things about Moly chassis type that's a bit better with friction and lasts longer.

I ordered some for when I put in my panhard bar next weekend.
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I use Super Lube. Since BMR specifically uses it and recommends it for their poly bushings.

Super Lube 41150 Synthetic Grease (NLGI 2), 14.1 oz Cartridge: Power Tool Lubricants: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific
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No they need to be re greased regularly. I do mine every 500 miles.

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Is that not a little excessive? I thought i remembered hearing it should be every oil change or so.
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Is that not a little excessive? I thought i remembered hearing it should be every oil change or so.
Bmr suggest every other oil change.
But I add some every 500 miles and I usually get one pump of the gun.

I always go through and make sure everything is tight, greased every 500-1000 miles regardless.



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Fair enough. I suppose it sure as hell cant hurt.
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Greasing every 500 miles is way too much maintenence for me lol

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Greasing every 500 miles is way too much maintenence for me lol

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No such thing

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Its actually pretty easy to grease the BMR LCA's cause they have a grease fitting on them and I didn't have to lift/jack up my stang to grease em.

I greased them yesterday and the LCA on the Drivers side still squeaks but not as much as before its a bit faint. Passenger side I don't hear a thing!
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Well my car only comes out hard every other weekend.

Other than the 15 miles it moves every day when I drive to then gym.

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Well my car only comes out hard every other weekend.

Other than the 15 miles it moves every day when I drive to then gym.

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Hey Rap quick Question.

I just installed lowering springs on my car Friday night. When I drive it I will occasionally get a few random noises, like creaks. Is that just the springs settling in? Sometimes I will go for a long drive and never hear a thing, other times it will happen a lot. Happens randomly, can never replicate them. They're not bad sounding, just sounds. No pops or clangs, just creaks if that makes sense.
It's only been 2 days since the install, I will be taking it for an alignment in a week. Hopefully everything is fine. It FEELS fine, just want to make sure ya know?
The car is A LOT lower. I am surprised/happy with how low it is, didn't think it would be this low. Looks great.
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Is it coming from the front or back?


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Front left it sounds like. It just started last night/today. It was fine for 2 days and about 70 miles put on it in that time.
Didn't hear it today while I just drove it at all, tried to replicate it I did everything. But I heard it this morning and last night.
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Sorry to further hijack this thread but..Is that the on where the ball bearings fell out of your strut mount grabber?

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Front left it sounds like. It just started last night/today. It was fine for 2 days and about 70 miles put on it in that time.
Didn't hear it today while I just drove it at all, tried to replicate it I did everything. But I heard it this morning and last night.
Only thing I can think of without being there personally. Is make sure everything is tight, strut mounts etc

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Sorry to further hijack this thread but..Is that the on where the ball bearings fell out of your strut mount grabber?

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That happens all the time with the stock strut mounts, no big deal just a pain in the *** to put all the little bearings back in it, main reason why most people just get the gt500 mounts.

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It's actually not the side that the strut fell apart, that was the right side and I haven't heard a single noise from there LOL.

I will jack it up and take the wheel off and check it out later.... Maybe it's just a bolt I need to tighten down. I'm hoping that's what it is, really don't want to decompress and recompress the spring again. And those damn "christmas tree" plastic things are the F'ing worst. Impossible to get out.
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It's actually not the side that the strut fell apart, that was the right side and I haven't heard a single noise from there LOL.

I will jack it up and take the wheel off and check it out later.... Maybe it's just a bolt I need to tighten down. I'm hoping that's what it is, really don't want to decompress and recompress the spring again. And those damn "christmas tree" plastic things are the F'ing worst. Impossible to get out.
Hopefully. Make sure the spring is seated in the notches and you retained the little rubber that goes on the bottom coils. As for the plastic trees, grab the interior removal tool kit from AM. So handy to have.

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I have the black rubber coils from the stock springs but I didn't put them on. The SR ones had it in the middle so I figured I didn't need too. No noise from that so I didn't think I needed them and the right is quiet as stock so I don't think it's that. I'll open it up later and check. maybe one of those super long bolts is what's making the noise.
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Let's see a picture

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Of the car lowered? Or it jacked up and everything when I get off work later to investigate?
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Of the car lowered? Or it jacked up and everything when I get off work later to investigate?
Lowered.

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Looks good bud.

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Looks good bud.

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Thanks! After that install I am a little sick of suspension work.
Next up is my shorty headers sitting in my living room.
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Thanks! After that install I am a little sick of suspension work.
Next up is my shorty headers sitting in my living room.
That will not be a fun install.
It will be simple for the most part on your v6, just time consuming.

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For the first time in my life I can say I'm happy I don't have a 5.0
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For the first time in my life I can say I'm happy I don't have a 5.0
Your 3.7 had a lot of potential.

Most of the people with the 5.0's s only have them to say they have one. They will never use it to its potential anyways.

I see it every day.

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