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Unread 02-14-2015, 11:28 PM   #1
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I just bought a used 09 Scion tC RS 5.0 with about 18,000 miles on it. I was driving it the other day and I guess when I was leaving the gas station, the curb had a steep incline, I scraped the back of the bumper, I Wasn't too worried, it would only be cosmetic. But the next day when I was driving, I noticed a squeaking noise coming from the rear suspension, the slower the speed, the louder the noise. I pushed on the back of the car and it definitely squeaks louder on the left side. What could this be? Should I post a video of the noise? Let me know. Hopefully it's just a bushing or something.

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Suspension squeaks are almost always bushings. But a video would help.
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okay will do

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Yup control arm bushing. Not urgent, just annoying. The noise often comes and goes with temperature too. That's very low mileage to have an issue like that though...
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Cheap part, huge pain in the ass to replace if you don't have the right tools. Getting that bushing in/out can be very difficult so do your research beforehand.

Could it be a worn upper spring seat? My Volvo's suspension squeaked a bit and it needed control arm bushings and an upper spring seat.
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As long as it wont effect the performance an safety of the car, I'll just turn up the volume and ignore the sound

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Sorry, a little overdue for a response. I got my inspection done a week ago and asked him to take a look at the noise, turns out that because this car sat in this guy's garage for a little over a year, the sway bar bushings dried up. I put some lubricant on and the noise went away. When it gets warmer out I'm going to replace them with polyurethane bushings or some performance bushings. Thanks for the help guys!

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