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Old 01-18-2002, 01:23   #1 (permalink)
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EF font creaks

what is it that causes it?

my EF and my NF have the same problem. creaks when braking over speed bumps, and when turning a corner slowly.

my ef and nf had exactly the same symptoms. my last ever service on the ef, the guy said it was the upper controll arm bush's. for the NF they reckon its the "front anti rattle clips" and they require lubrication?

Either way, im going to go and pull it all apart and see once and for all, what the hell is causing it.

anybody know for sure?
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Old 01-18-2002, 20:18   #2 (permalink)
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to anyone wondering.

I found the solution.

its infact the upper control arm rubbing metal against metal at the 2 pivoting joints where it joins to the car on each side.

quick fix, spray crc all over the joints. gone instantly. dont even have to take the wheel off.

I think to fix it permanently i will have to take it apart, maybe replace the bush's and grease it up ??
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Thanks.

The ED's getting a bit squeaky too. When I get around to it I will start the hunt there.
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Thumbs up falcon squeaky

Every falcon ever made does that ... and they still haven't fixed it ?!!
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Old 01-20-2002, 21:14   #5 (permalink)
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I had "squeaky Falcon" syndrome to, it was the control arm bushes needed re-greasing.
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I think my EL Falcon Futura is exhibiting these symptoms (uhh, it sorta makes a squeaky sound :p), but only on the front right side. Would this most likely be the cause - is it usually localised to the wheel?
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I think my EL Falcon Futura is exhibiting these symptoms (uhh, it sorta makes a squeaky sound :p), but only on the front right side. Would this most likely be the cause - is it usually localised to the wheel?

thats the one!

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After using CRc on mine, it stopped it for a while, but now its a hell of a lot worse atfer drying out. ill have to one day pull it apart properly and use real grease
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thats the one!

welcome to the club.

After using CRc on mine, it stopped it for a while, but now its a hell of a lot worse atfer drying out. ill have to one day pull it apart properly and use real grease
Thanks, I'm sure I'll have many questions for you chaps sooner or later, :).

I don't suppose someone would be kind enough to give a general description of where and what I'd need to do to lube this part, specifically, does it require jacking the car up or any special tools?
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There can be other causes; on my NB it was the upper shock mounts (sounded almost like a dash creek). Fix was to disassemble and apply rubber grease to rubber bits.
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Old 02-03-2002, 00:33   #10 (permalink)
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This is a metalic creak, unmistakable. metal rubbing on metal.

it would apear however, when i drive gently, its not even noticable.
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