Rear suspension squeaking

Discussion in 'Steering, brakes & Suspension' started by tsafe, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. tsafe

    tsafe Member

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    hi all my rear suspension has developed a squeak. Any Ideas?
     
  2. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Mouse cage inhabitant in engine bay wants pay rise.
     
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  3. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi tsafe,
    A bit more information would be useful. One side or both? On turns or straight ahead? How many km's done in total?
    'LHS side gets greater wear due to the road surface being rougher on that side' is my initial thoughts.
    Cheers
     
  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    As David said.
    More info helps.
    Usual source is suspension or shockie rubbers.
    Usualy after wet weather.

    But can be other causes and some could be a safety issue so best to isolate cause.
     
  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Have you had the rear torsion bar grommet / do-nut changed / touched recently?

    poly ones have a habit of squeaking
     
  6. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    shicj absorber bushes - or the shocks them selves.

    Bushes in the mounting arms.

    Most likely the donut rubbers worn out.
     
  7. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Squirt a bit of CRC or equiv an any moving suspension bits/shock rubbers etc. Just one bit at a time and go for a roll. Process of elimination? Or turn up the music?
     
  8. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Ear plugs
     
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    Mouse traps.....
     
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  10. Mellow Yellow 74

    Mellow Yellow 74 Active Member

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    My guess is spring plates bushes - not a straight forward job but as well as getting rid of the squeaks you can remove the sag in the rear suspension and get back to the correct height.
     
  11. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    OR lower it??
     
  12. tsafe

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    Thanks gents. Spring plate bushes it is. Graham at Midcoast Volkswerks is buildig me a motor at present so he will fit the new bushes also.. Getting rid of the V6 thats in her so that should help with the rear suspension also.
     
  13. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    So the squeak was an idler pulley :)
     
  14. tsafe

    tsafe Member

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    Maybe
     

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