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Old 08-25-2008, 07:57 PM
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Noises, meh.

Alright, first off, this isn't an emergency, because it's been going on for a while, but I'm tired of it.

On the passenger side of my car, when I go over a speed bump or a dip or something, I get this screeching noise, it sounds like shocks, but I've had them inspected, and everyone says they're fine.

It only happens when the car's springing back, and if I go to one side so only my driver side goes over a bump, it's way less obvious, but I can't tell what it is. Anyone have any idea what it could be? Like I said, it's only when I'm going over stuff, so I think it's just the shocks/struts/whatever.

I've also got this strange clicking when I go over bumps, sounds like metal hitting metal, not scraping, but just like, whacking into stuff. Dunno what that is either..

Second, my suspension bushing on the front passenger side is giving me hell.

The nut that holds the bushing onto that sway bar pin thing keeps coming loose, and I've tried lock-tight, spring washers, the works, and I can't get it to stay on. What's up with that?
I'm talking about the bolt on the rod right in front of the front passenger tire, it's sunken in about two inches, right behind the tow hook thing.

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Re: Noises, meh.

sighs* well the suspension in our ludes are a closed designed. There are no grease fittings they are pre greased from factory and are designed to be replaced and not serviced. A sqeeling sound is usually due to lack of grease, and this could be a sign of a suspension component going bad. and screeching could be caused by metal on metal also, so maybe whats giving you clocking clanking knocking whatever noise issue is the same issue as the screeching, just different bumps and speeds bla bla bla bla. You probably have a ball joint issue or some junk.

As for your bolt coming off the "thingy" as you call it, do you have a washer on it torqued to spec? I assuming yes, so if all checks good there are three things you can do, one is by a nylon nut (these nuts have an amount of nylon at the back that "lock" to the threads and will not back out). The second is take another nut and tighten it on after the first nut is tightened properly (the second nut will hold the first one on). And the third and least recommended but can be used in a pinch is to score the threading. Take a punch and your basically ruining a portion of the thread so the nut cannot back off. Only do this slightly so when you back the nut off it will "bend" back the threading and spin off. This really shouldn't be done unless called for by manufacturer or your in a pinch and need to use it to get home or the parts that your scoring are easily replaced.
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sighs* well the suspension in our ludes are a closed designed. There are no grease fittings they are pre greased from factory and are designed to be replaced and not serviced. A sqeeling sound is usually due to lack of grease, and this could be a sign of a suspension component going bad. and screeching could be caused by metal on metal also, so maybe whats giving you clocking clanking knocking whatever noise issue is the same issue as the screeching, just different bumps and speeds bla bla bla bla. You probably have a ball joint issue or some junk.
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Also, the clicking, you may want to check into axles. It may or may not be, but its always best to check anyway. take a look underneath and see if the boots are torn at all.
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Re: Noises, meh.

Well it started happening after the people at a local car place rebuilt my tranny and took off the bushing to remove the wheel, for some unknown reason.
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Well it started happening after the people at a local car place rebuilt my tranny and took off the bushing to remove the wheel, for some unknown reason.
Then i suggest going back to your shop and having them fix it. If they caused the issue they should fix it.... Just another reason to do it yourself..
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Re: Noises, meh.

I tried, they're like "Uh, no, we didn't touch that bushing. Get out."
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Bushings dont go clank or metal on metal sounds..... what bushing are you talking about? take a picture........
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Re: Noises, meh.

It could be your sway bar end links going bad. Look at the bushing on both ends of the sway bar end links. If the little rubber piece looks like Jenna Jameson's vag, then you need some new ones.

Oftentimes, when you replace/upgrade sway bars, the added stress on them or the installation itself will kill the bushings on the end links. So just check that and get back to us.

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Re: Noises, meh.

Alright, I think my shocks are just tired, is all.
That suspension bushing/nut/washer keeps coming off, though, I'll take a picture of it so we're clear what I'm talking about, but otherwise, I think it's just time for new shocks.

Time for breaks too.. CARBON FIBER TIME
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