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Lubrication
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The front suspension on my '71 Grandé squeaks like crazy. My mechanic tells me the coil spring pads are shot. We have a set, just need to borrow a spring clamp. I think it is the rubber bushings on the sway bar end pieces or frame mount. I seem to remember a mechanic using a dilute dish soap solution he sprayed on the rubber, but that was a long time ago. How do you lubricate a rubber bushing?

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goodnigh;24056 Wrote:The front suspension on my '71 Grandé squeaks like crazy. My mechanic tells me the coil spring pads are shot. We have a set, just need to borrow a spring clamp. I think it is the rubber bushings on the sway bar end pieces or frame mount. I seem to remember a mechanic using a dilute dish soap solution he sprayed on the rubber, but that was a long time ago. How do you lubricate a rubber bushing?

mike

The last Ford i had that had a squeaking front end the ball joints turned loose and fell out talk about one heck of a ride with the front tires folded up under you. I would check them first to be on the safe side. Every Ford that starts to squeak that is the first thing i check now regardless to be on the safe side

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If my memory is correct I believe my control arm bushings use to squeak on my 73, although I could be confused with one of my other Mustangs. I just sprayed silicone on the bushings and they would quiet down.



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While you have the springs out you ought to grease the upper control arm bushings real good. The grease might get in there better with out pressure on it. You can use lithium grease on your sway bar bushings. Maybe doing that and replacing your spring perches will get rid of your squeaks, I know how annoying they are.

Jay
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OLE PONY;24068 Wrote:If my memory is correct I believe my control arm bushings use to squeak on my 73, although I could be confused with one of my other Mustangs. I just sprayed silicone on the bushings and they would quiet down.

Yes upper control arm bushings are notorious for squeaking. There is a kit available with 90 degree zerk fittings to allow you to grease them. I am sure Don at OMS can hook you up.

Might want to think about upgrading to roller spring perches while you are at it.

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ughhhh mine started to squeak yesterday...going to try spraying silicone on the bushings.

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