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This is a discussion on squeking and creaking within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Just bought the wife a 02 Anniversary Z28. Can somebody pls pls pls tell me how to get rid of ...

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    squeking and creaking

    Just bought the wife a 02 Anniversary Z28. Can somebody pls pls pls tell me how to get rid of the creaking noises you hear coming from the ass end when going over bumps or even getting out of the car. HELP Oh and is there any way to reset the change oil light?? I did a synthetic oil change on it about 2 weeks ago and the light came on today...WTF?

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    I would also like to know what that is!! I first thought it was the spare tire... nope. Now I'm thinking it's the muffler. Wish I had an answer to that as well.

    As for the "Oil Light", check your manual. In the index it should be listed under oil. I think... I'm at work so I don't have access to my book. I think it's like put the car in run and hold down the miles indicator stick for about a min. untill it flashes and goes off. Check the book it's there. I always have to look it up after I have the oil changed, lol.

    Rob

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    Heheh... The welcome to F-Body ownership! Our car creaks and squeaks and rattles, but that is all with having the earth rumbling LS1!

    We accept it is a Camaro and not a BMW... I still would not trade it for the world, it is part of the character of our cars! Heheh...

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    Sounds like you need to replace your bushings.

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    Thank you for the welcome back. This is actually my 3rd F-body, owned a 94 Firebird, an 01 WS6, and now a 02 Z28. They have all squeaked and creaked like that but it hasn't bothered me until now. I guess if it's bushings that's easy. Would it be the sway bar bushings??

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    Put the car on ramps,emergency on and chock in front. Get a two foot dowel and place it to your ear and the bushing while a buddy pushes down on the rear end. Better yet if you have a stethyscope that would be better. Caution take precautions,make sure the car is secured.I DONT WANT YOU IN THE OBITS.

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    Does your car have an Aftermarket exhaust?? i had a flowmaster CB put on mine and the dumb-@$$ did something and it makes all kinds of noise also your lower control arm bushings may be bad, mine went already and my 00 ss only has 29000 on it and never seen snow or rain

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    The oil light is just reminding you to change your oil. Turn the ignition to the on position(right before you start the car) and press and hold in the trip reset button until the oil light goes out.

    As for the creeks...could be anything. Are there any aftermarket suspension parts with rod ends on it?

    On a side note...any and every Fbody should have a good set of sub-frame connectors...get 'em

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    I'm assuming you're talking about inside the car? If so, welcome to the plaque of the F-bodies with T-tops. To prevent them (squeeks and rattles) from happening you're best bet is to install SFCs. This also goes for getting rid of a lot of the squeeks and rattles you already have. Many of our customers experience this and once we sell them SFCs...they're much happier.

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    SFCs do get rid of nearly all of the squeaks and rattles. Get 'em. You won't regret it.

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    are they expensive?

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    Not really. We've always been selling our weld in SFCs (2 pt) for $129. Drop me an email if you have any questions.

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    If you don't have SFCs, then get some. As far as the creaking, rear sway bar bushings (properly installed) will do the trick. If you have a stock 19mm bar, the part number is 10224232

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    I have a 2000 SS and it sounds like hatch is creaking. I do not have t-tops. Help.

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    I would think the creaking sound is coming from the bushings and not the hatch.

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    The hatch "could" be a source, but I agree that by description it sounds like the bushings. I changed mine in less than 10 minutes and it was the cause.

    If you can verify the squeak is from the hatch, a light coat of dielectric grease on the weatherstrip will work for that.

    Let us know how it goes.

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    SubFrame connectors.................!!!!!!!!!!!!since day one.

    My 2000 SS has 66,000 miles .......nary a squeekkkkkkk..............


    Have fun

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    2000ss no sqeeks or creeks and i mave t-tops but going sfc and lca.

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