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  1. Catsel

    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    hello peepz :pimp:

    the rear suspension on my car is squeeking like fook, and its really annoying. its coming from the o/s/r strut at the bottom around the rubber i think. ive put a load of 'chain lube' around it, but that didn't work :-/

    anyone got any ideas??
     
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    Just to say, I don't recommend you putting any lubrication on suspension systems. Telescopic dampers have their own internal "lube" and this helps keep it moving & road dirt out.
    Where do you think it's coming from?
    There's alot of places that might be sqeaking.
    Also, is it really loud?
    Do you know what suspension set up you've got? eg, double wishbone with lower arm? Anti roll bar?

    From what you said, it sounds like it's the spring. But without looking at it I can't tell ya.

    Do a bounce test on it. Push down on the boot of your cars and see if it bounces up again. If it doesn't then it's sticking.

    Hope that helped....but it's hard to tell when I haven't seen it.
     
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    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    its coming from the rubber at the bottom of the strut, where the bolt goes through. i took that bolt out, and sprayed it with lube.

    the squeeking is soo loud! its just :mad:

    and according to the MLR, my suspension is, 'Multi-link with Pillowball Mountings' if that makes sence to ya :pimp:
     
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    :-/ Hmmmmmmmm. Not sure really. It's reallyyyyyyyyyyy hard to tell what's up with it if I don't see it (or hear it)

    Yeah that does make sense to me, but I can't help really. Sorry :(

    You not got any mechanic mates?!!!
     
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    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    not any usefull ones!
     
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    Sorry mate, if I could see it then I'd be able to help :-/
     
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    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    i live in reading, come have a look! lol

    im thinking maybe i can take the shock off.. and dip the bottom into a bucket with some sort of rubber lubricant in it. leave it to soak overnight or somthing??

    what u think?
     
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    Erm...what car is it? Could be CV joint if the noise comes when cornering hard
     
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    not CV, its definatly suspension creek/squeek. and its there ALL the time.

    ive investigated alot.
     
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    CV Joint is a clicking sound when you corner.
     
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    Can you take it off? Or is the damper, spring & telescopic bit all one "sealed" kinda unit?
     
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    lemme go take a picture! 5 mins turkish!
     
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    Fuck knows, the only car I know mechanically is a clio (which doesnt even have regular suspension on the o/s/r lol) but good luck getting it sorted
     
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    Catsel Well-Known Dismember

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    i used to be a renault mechanic... god i hate them :alchy: hahaha
     
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    A couple of months ago my gearbox (which is made of cheese I`m sure) went pop, so went to a garage and they wanted £900 in labour alone!! Needless to say I rounded up a few mates and got it done, took 11 hours and had to get the engine out, what a mare!
     
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    I've got a clio, did the head gasket on it, on the floor & on my own. Not fun at all. That fucking bonnet!!!!!!!!! I was laying across the car the whole time
     
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    that bolt (red ring) goes through the bottom of the shock. and the rubber that it goes through is what squeeks!


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    looks well rusty n horrible dun it :-/
     
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    Has it got a washer on it?! if it has maybe it's that.
    I'm going out but will talk to a mate about it for ya if you like?! Hope I can help ya in a bit when I get back matey
     
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    thanks, no washer by the way.
     
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    Fuck knows man, I spoke to one of my mates & he said "I don't fucking know unless I see it do I?!" so he wasn't very helpful.
    My comment 'bout the washer thing was me not thinking, as if it'd have a washer.
    If I was going to college tomorrow I'd ask my tutor but I'm on Easter break.
    Sorry