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    I cant stand this sqeaking

    Ok i have owned a 1999 Trans Am , 2001 SS , and now a 2000 Ws6 so heres the problem everyone of these cars has a "squeak squeak" kind of noise coming from what seems like the driver side hatch area....its not really a rattle its a high pitched squeak kind of like a bird chirp............does anyone know what it is or how to get rid of it ...........i cant stand it........thanks!!

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    I know my SS squeaks just like that from somewhere on the left rear shock. I've crawled back in the back seat and listened. I've crawled underneath it and listened. It's the shock. I dunno how, but it's the shock.

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    I have the same thing, I cant convice myself either if its comming from the outside or inside of the car. I took out my spare tire thinking maybe something was rubbing there, nope still there. I tried tightening the little plastic thumb screws that hold the taillight assembly on..still there. If I roll up my windows it sounds like its inside, if my windows are down it sounds like its outside. It only happens if i hit some sort of bump..like when your on the highway and it goes to a bridge, that little bump sets it off. I have no idea what it is and its getting to me to. I went underneath and tightened every bolt/nut I saw and it didnt help. Im lost as well. Hopefully someone has an answer.

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    Someone must know......i mean if all three ls1 F-bodys that i have owned have had it im sure most others do also

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    When was the last time you lubricated your hatch hinges?
    (I use lithium grease on mine)
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    I went out today and lifted up on the driver side rear wheel well and when i lift and drop i get the squeak

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    I had a similar problem. Every bump, this madding high pitched chirp, sounded like it was coming from the shocks. I could make the squeak happen by pushing on the bumper and making the rear end bounce up & down.

    It turned out to be the taillight assembly. The way it's mounted is plastic on plastic, it rubs together and makes the noise you describe.

    I took the taillight assembly completely off and put thin foam weather stripping (comes in a roll, peel off sticky backed) on the car where the assembly slides on, then slipped the taillight assembly back on over the weatherstripping. No more squeak...

    I can supply a picture, if needed.

    I hope this helps!

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    a pic would help thanks

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    same exact chirp was hapening to me, and i brought it back to the shop that installed my panhard and sfc's, they put the white grease on everything and tightened up every bolt and the noise went away, so dont fear

    that is the solution, just make sure you grese EVERYTHING and tighten EVERYTHING

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    I cant make the squeak happen..ive tried bouncing it and everything and it wont do it. It only does it when I hit a bump sometimes it doesnt do it. Its very tempermental I guess. Maybe it is the tail light assembly, like I said i tried tightening everything that held it on and it was still there. Ill have to look into it deeper I guess.

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    There are five wing nut type fasteners holding the taillight assembly, one of them is off by itself, a little hard to see...

    There are three spots in the pic where I put tape.

    Good luck...

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    ok i just went outside took both taillights off and pushed up and down on the rear of the car and im still getting the squeak from the rear driverside wheel well......im assuming the shocks?????

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    i got an error message while posting the pic, must has 5 previous post before URL's are allowed, this makes 3...

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    4 posts one more...

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    five, I'll try to post the URL next

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    http://members.cox.net/awol_bush_liar_dui/IMG_0554.JPG

    There are five wing nut type fasteners holding the taillight assembly, one of them is off by itself, a little hard to see...

    There are three spots in the pic where I put tape.

    Good luck...

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    I had the same thing and it turned out to be the rear hatch shocks (they keep the hatch open) the ball joints were dry so I greased them and no more squeaking
    just when you take off the hatch "shocks" put something to hold the hatch its self up because it will fall on you and it is heavy!
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    Did you hear it on the outside with the hatch closed while bouncing the car up and down..........cause i can

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARNING327 View Post
    Did you hear it on the outside with the hatch closed while bouncing the car up and down..........cause i can
    Yea it drove me crazy, every time I would hit a bump in the road (with the windows down) I could hear the noise eco off the curb so i swore it was out side the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by WARNING327 View Post
    Ok i have owned a 1999 Trans Am , 2001 SS , and now a 2000 Ws6 so heres the problem everyone of these cars has a "squeak squeak" kind of noise coming from what seems like the driver side hatch area....its not really a rattle its a high pitched squeak kind of like a bird chirp............does anyone know what it is or how to get rid of it ...........i cant stand it........thanks!!
    Mine used to do that too and it turned out to be the bolt that holds the shock to the body was loose on mine.

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