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    Suspension lube?

    My car is starting to creak like crazy. Every left turn I make brings a loud creak from the back. How the hell do I go about greasing my suspension? Anyone hear ever done it?

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    is it stock or aftermarket ...with my aftermarket suspension they have zerk fittings that i just hit with a grease gun every so often

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    if you have the stock suspension the only thing you can do is spray some wd40 or something similar. if you have poly then you should be able to use a grease gun some where. if you have rod ends you have to live with the noise lol

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    I greased the poly bushings I have, which are panhard bar and LCA's. The rest are stock rubber.

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    Possibly your poly bushing binding Bluefields88.
    If you have poly on both ends of the LCA's, that's likely what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    Possibly your poly bushing binding Bluefields88.
    think I should loosen the bolts a little? I already greased the a ton.

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    The only solution I'm aware of involves replacing the LCA's with some that allow the suspension to articulate. My first set of LCA's I put on my car back in 2000 had poly bushing on both ends of the LCA's and did basically the same thing. Part of what your hearing is likely a combination of poly bushings binding and the chassis flexing (because of the bushings binding).
    Last edited by Blue28; 07-26-2010 at 09:02 PM.

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    IMO, before you do anything else try using some spray lube around the rear swaybar bushings to make sure it's not them making the noise. If that doesn't help then you know it's the LCA bushings for sure.

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    I also have SLP SFC's, so my chassis doesn't flex as much. It started happening a couple years after the LCA's and Panhard bar was put on.

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