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Old 02 Dec 2009, 11:51 am
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Question My front end sqeaks when I go over bumps

Hey, I just put new winter tires on my 2004 pt Cruiser (basic) about a 5 days ago, and yesterday my tires started to make a squeaking noise when I go over a bump, it sounds like shocks or something rubbing, I guess it sounds more like a creak then a squeak. Any ideas?
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Old 02 Dec 2009, 05:57 pm
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Default Re: My front end sqeaks when I go over bumps

Very likely it's rubber bushings.
If you are agile, drive car up on ramps and spray every suspension jucntion with rubber with either silicone spray or WD-40.
A more permanent cure is to find a mechanic who will replace the bushings - a dealer will swap out parts that have the new bushings in them to cut down on labor.
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Old 02 Dec 2009, 07:23 pm
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Default Re: My front end sqeaks when I go over bumps

Check the endlinks on the front sway bar. Ours went bad on my wife's '04 and the car sounded like it was 100 yrs old with all of the creaking going on.
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