Discussion in 'Steering, brakes & Suspension' started by tsafe, Apr 5, 2017.
hi all my rear suspension has developed a squeak. Any Ideas?
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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.
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.
Have you had the rear torsion bar grommet / do-nut changed / touched recently?
poly ones have a habit of squeaking
shicj absorber bushes - or the shocks them selves.
Bushes in the mounting arms.
Most likely the donut rubbers worn out.
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?
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.
OR lower it??
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.
So the squeak was an idler pulley
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