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Old 17 Nov 2012, 06:03 am
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Smile Squeak noise when turning left or on bend

I have searched this forum and it seems the Cruiser is prone to squeaks due to the bushes.

I have an '05 2.4L Cruiser and 45K miles. Its recently started squeaking. Its more pronounced when have a full load of people/luggage but is only when I am on a left bend or turning left at speed. Not sure if front/back or both.

More concerned if its bearings or something potentially deadly at speed.

Does this sound like the bushes need some grease or lubricant as I see mentioned in earlier forum posts?

Any ideas are much appreciated.

Carewser History purchased with 30 miles clocked:
- Starter intermittent problems turned out to be broken barrel part in ignition
- Judder when accelerating turned out to be faulty coil
- Fog Lights permanently on - suspect column switch mechanism (disabled the fuse - yet to be replaceded)
- Front bushes replaced - common problem the Cruiser - spotted on the annual MOT at 20K miles
- Fuel consumption is high - ~20 mpg normal drive, ~30mpg motorway
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Issues History:
- fog lights drain battery (PENDING-FUSE OUT-SUSPECT MF SWITCH)
- Mis firing causing judder when accelerating (FIXED-NEW COIL)
- suspension front bushes fail MOT (FIXED-NEW BUSHES)
- rear (tailgate) washer wiper leaks inside cabin(PENDING)
- Intermittent No start-No Crank (FIXED-NEW ACTUATOR IN IGNITION SWITCH ASSEMBLY)
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Old 17 Nov 2012, 07:45 am
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Default Re: Squeak noise when turning left or on bend

Sounds a lot more like bushings than bearings. The front wheel bearings have more of a grinding sound, not squeaking.
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Old 17 Dec 2012, 01:01 pm
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Smile Re: Squeak noise when turning left or on bend

FYI/Update - I had the brakes checked out at a budget tyres/brakes outfit. They suggested that there may be some grit or other hard material got into the space between the pads and the plate on one wheel. the plate had very small grooves worn which might indicate it happens a lot. Nothing wrong elsewhere visible. Brakes work fine still and were assessed at 70% worn. Squeaks still there still on bend/cornering.
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Issues History:
- fog lights drain battery (PENDING-FUSE OUT-SUSPECT MF SWITCH)
- Mis firing causing judder when accelerating (FIXED-NEW COIL)
- suspension front bushes fail MOT (FIXED-NEW BUSHES)
- rear (tailgate) washer wiper leaks inside cabin(PENDING)
- Intermittent No start-No Crank (FIXED-NEW ACTUATOR IN IGNITION SWITCH ASSEMBLY)
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