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Old 15 Jan 2014, 07:53 pm
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I have noticed whenever it turns cool here in Orlando the rear suspension rubbers squeak. Has anyone else run into this and what did they do about it. I tried getting under the car and spraying everything with WD40 and it did not help.
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Old 15 Jan 2014, 09:04 pm
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Could be rear shocks.
Try spraying them with silicone spray - aiming at the 2 end bushings and the piston.
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Old 15 Jan 2014, 10:19 pm
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What he said, you need a silcone spray, - wd40 is not that


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Try spraying them with silicone spray - aiming at the 2 end bushings and the piston.
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Old 16 Jan 2014, 08:48 am
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I have noticed whenever it turns cool here in Orlando the rear suspension rubbers squeak. Has anyone else run into this and what did they do about it. I tried getting under the car and spraying everything with WD40 and it did not help.
I know this sounds silly but maybe give this a check.

About a year ago, I had the watts link/bell crank and links replaced in the rear. The shocks were in good shape yet this occasional squeak from the rear persisted when going over some rough surfaces.

I sprayed and sprayed silicone over the links, bushings and anywhere I thought could be rubbing or jousted over the bumps. Same squeak remained.

One day while under the car I accidently pushed UP ON the rear spare tire with my hand and their was that squeak that alluded me for months). The rusted wire basket holding the spare tire was loose.. I tightened up the J-bolt holding the basket. NO MORE SQUEAK....
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I sprayed and sprayed silicone over the links, bushings and anywhere I thought could be rubbing or jousted over the bumps. Same squeak remained.
Meanwhile, 12 body shops in the area fought fish-eyes in the paint from the silicon haze in the air.
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