I'm very new here, and don't know much about EA Falcons. I know some things, but there's two things that are annoying me with my EA Falcon.
Number one - There's this squeaking that's pissing me off in my front end of the car. It happens when I go over small bumps and even on flat road. :hrm: Don't know what it is. I've kinda narrowed it down to suspension. But there's also a wingnut missing off my air filter cover, so I'm wondering if it's that.
Number two - Sometimes when I start the thing, the fan belt squeals for like a second then stops. It's like the pulleys the belt sits on isn't kicking in right away.
It's a 1988 model (June) and only got 153000 klms on it. Some help would be great.
Proud Owner of a 1988 EA Falcon GL
Bright Red, 151000 kms , fairly stock except the exhaust/muffler
Things coming soon: CD Player, Bumper Change, MPFI Conversion Things on my Wishlist: Mags, Body Kit, etc, etc.
95% of the time screeching is simply a worn fan belt. As for the squeeking over bumps, as sunny said, it'll be the rubber bush at the top of the shock absorber tower. Is wd40 good for rubber though sunny??? I'd be more inclined to remove the metal retainer and grease up the bush...
if its the fan belt you can get a candle and while the engine is running run the candle on the inside of the belt (the side touching the pulley) this gives it more grip so it doesnt slip and squeal.
watch your fingers too!!
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Check if it is your front bumper. Mine had a few screws loose and it made it squeak. Smack it with your hand at the front to see if it makes the squeaking noise and then you just should be able to stop the squeak by tightening the bumper bar bolts/screws.
just on the squeeling noise, its probably the belts. if its not, look to the starter motor. my mates VL made a squeeling noise every time he started it, everyone swore it was the fanbelt. we actually found it was the starter motor disengaging, after repacking it with grease it was fine.
1992 DC LTD 5.0
Duel exhaust, Genie extractors, Ported E7 heads, ported lower HO inlet, 70mm maf, Underdrive Pullies
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