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(Super) Squeaky Suspension
#1
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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(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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#3
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.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#4
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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#5
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.

Joe
'72 Grandé, 351C, Autolite 2100, FMX, 2.75
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#6
+ 1 on that !

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#7
Agreed

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#8
Agree with the others. Almost certainly upper control arm bushings. PITA to change but doable.

Chuck
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#9
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.

Doc

Doc

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Project started 8-7-10
Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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#10
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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