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Unread 11-10-2009, 01:49 AM   #1
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Ok, so my car has developed a nice squeak in the front passenger and rear driver side suspension when going over bumps. (imagine an old rusted set of springs going up and down. (or my bed for the fact.) Its been going on for a little while now, but never bugged me until now (usually the radio is too loud).

So, Shock absorber, or spring, or something else?
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Unread 11-10-2009, 02:39 AM   #2
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No, Ford.

lol, go under the car, and spray lithium grease on the springs. But don't do it until others confirm this idea.
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Bump?
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Springs don't make niose possibly bad isolators, stutrod bushings, control arm bushings, are struts.
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so crap that requires it to go into the dealer again?
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If you want it free or I could do a strut job for you about 700 front and rear out the door.
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so crap that requires it to go into the dealer again?
Basically. You -><- Ford
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My Toyota has 150k and just recently developed a suspension knock/squeek. 150k on original parts, and your ford seems to have made it 10k...barely. Oh man, that sucks.
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Unread 11-11-2009, 03:50 AM   #9
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Bushings. My F150's doing the same stuff, but to be honest I'd be worried if it wasn't a bit noisy with as many miles as it has. 260K...they had a good life. And, while noisy, they'll still last a while. They're not collapsing or anything.

You have a ton of them in there....control arm --> subframe, sway bar to knuckle, sway bar to subframe, shock to control arm, shock to frame, and you may have some elsewhere as well. Any one of them could be squeaking. Prop it up on jackstands and crawl under. Have a look. If they aren't squished, they shouldn't fail on you. Only side effect is an annoying squeak, and as long as the radio still works you can live with that . IF they're starting to crack or collapse, tho, I'd replace them asap. When you do it, get polyurethane bushings. Much stronger, much longer lasting than the OE hard rubber crap.

You really need to start DIYing these repairs, man...It's gonna save you a ton. You seem to have wound up with a dud Ford that thinks it's 25 years old or something.
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cost me a ton? Haven't paid a penny for a repair yet.. the day I have to pay is the day the car visits a crusher..
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