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Old 05 Oct 2009, 07:36 am
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I have an 03 PT and its been making squeaking noise at the front passenger side, when going over bumps and turning.

I have looked at it and I am unsure if its spring, strut or other. Any ideas?
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Old 05 Oct 2009, 09:16 am
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Default Re: Suspension squeaking

I had the same thing happening, went to the dealer, they checked it out and sprayed the bushings with silicone, no more noise/squeeking. Anyone with a hoist can do it, or you could. Probably will need replacement bushings soon.
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Old 05 Oct 2009, 10:39 am
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Default Re: Suspension squeaking

Thats something I could try.

Any other ideas?
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Old 05 Oct 2009, 12:46 pm
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Default Re: Suspension squeaking

Funny how like threads run in streaks......

Nasty sound from front wheels

Similar suggestions in above threads......

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Old 21 Oct 2009, 01:24 pm
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going to check control arm bushings this weekend.
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Old 01 Nov 2009, 02:24 pm
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The front vertical bushing was real bad and I replaced it and the squeaking is gone. My wife loves it now!

Thanks everyone
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Old 02 Nov 2009, 10:31 am
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Great. And a lot cheaper than struts
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Old 03 Nov 2009, 09:41 pm
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My PT is my service vehicle and is loaded with heavy stuff.
I emptied it out last year for a cross country trip and it squeaked and squawked the whole time until we returned and I loaded everything back in.
No more sounds but lower gas mileage.
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Old 04 Nov 2009, 05:39 pm
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As posted before the squeaking noise went away after replacing the bushings. Now I hear clunk sound, usually when I turn the steering wheel. The clunk is coming from the the right front, the same side I replaced the bushings on.

Any ideas on this?
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Old 04 Nov 2009, 07:41 pm
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Default Re: Suspension squeaking

I also have almost the same exact issue as you. I replaced bushings, but there was a lot of clunking happening on bumps and turning. Mechanic diagnosed it as bad tie rod on drivers side and lower ball joints. I replaced the tie rod because it was real bad. I still have to do the ball joints. It makes sense that that is the cause. I would try that if I was you.
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