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(Super) Squeaky Suspension
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    (Super) Squeaky Suspension

    My front, driver side, suspension squeaks like I don't even know what squeaks that much. Its not the wheel because if push the car down over the F/DS suspension it squeaks on the down and the up. I'm guessing its the shocks which are already on order for a few days. But should I be checking anything else?
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      RE: (Super) Squeaky Suspension

      (11-19-2010 08:47 PM)akherber Wrote:  My front, driver side, suspension squeaks like I don't even know what squeaks that much. Its not the wheel because if push the car down over the F/DS suspension it squeaks on the down and the up. I'm guessing its the shocks which are already on order for a few days. But should I be checking anything else?

      Check your upper and lower A arms for grease fittings
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        RE: (Super) Squeaky Suspension

        X2 on the front end grease.

        My rear springs creaked like an old house. I sprayed them down with Fluid Film... things are much quieter now.
        Don't overlook the rear.
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          RE: (Super) Squeaky Suspension

          Alright, had the car on the lift today. I found the lower arm grease spots but no luck with the uppers. I'm replacing the shocks hopefully later this week so I will be a little more into things if they are in an inconspicuous area. The squeak is pretty intermittent and with all I've read on this issue in other forums points to a rubber boot of some type and the up control arm. Thanks for the help all.
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            RE: (Super) Squeaky Suspension

            Very likely it is the upper control arm bushings. They are extremely difficult to grease. I installed a kit with 90-degree zerk extensions. Even with a 7000psi grease gun, it's still a pain to get anything in there.
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              RE: (Super) Squeaky Suspension

              + 1 on that !
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                Agreed
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                  RE: (Super) Squeaky Suspension

                  Agree with the others. Almost certainly upper control arm bushings. PITA to change but doable.

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                    RE: (Super) Squeaky Suspension

                    I replaced all of the front suspension parts on the convertible as my first real project after I bought it. It took a several hours a day over a three-day weekend to replace EVERYTHING. The hardest part was trying to do it without a true coil spring compressor. Other than that, info provided in this forum made it straight forward for me.

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                      RE: (Super) Squeaky Suspension

                      Well I suppose it is an old car but its not like she was a daily driver or even a used weekend driver. Barely 47500 miles now. I figured I'd need to lube and grease and replace some of the more obvious items (shocks) but I wasn't figuring on replacing bushing and pins. I'll have to split the work up over time if the grease and shocks don't get it smoothed out.
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