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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-13-04, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
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Stopping the squeaks and rattles!

2 problems, more annoying than anything else, first - the squeaky rattle when you over bumps. I'm guessing its just a bit of grease required somewhere to shut it up, but where exactly, and should i use/not use anything in particular?

Secondly, the squeaky wheels at low speed. Again, what to put and where?!

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Re: Stopping the squeaks and rattles!

i have a problem at low speeds with my brakes rubbing, only when the brakes are cold, it drives me insane. It seemed to go when i had new pads put on, but its back again. I think i have glazed my pads, too much hard braking etc...

I have only one other rattle, these metal brake line things from the ABS module in the left front wheel arch, i have been too lazy to fix it, but some day i will get around to it. I can hear it when i shut the doors, and i close my doors gently. Actually thats a condition of entry in my car, must close the doors genlty, my car mite be white, but its not a taxi, so dont slam the fu(ken doors or i slam you B!atch...

Well, that came from no where.

I asked Rollin wot that noise was from my wheel arch, and he found it in a jiffy, i had been looking for ages!!!

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Re: Stopping the squeaks and rattles!

bushes. i hate the damn things.

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Re: Stopping the squeaks and rattles!

The squeeking over bumps could be the door lock motor in the drivers door coming loose. It's held on by 3 (I think...) rivets, which every time the door is shut hard, it makes them wriggle out a bit. Either pop the rivets out and replace them with bolts and spring washers, or re-rivet them with some good quality rivets!

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Re: Stopping the squeaks and rattles!

Thanks for that Vandy, I'll check it out. I think its mainly the bushes, but I've heard that just putting grease on them is not good as it can cause them to roll around and stuff up even more. Is there any place in particular on the bushes that I can just grease/lubricate a little bit to stop it? Its only the rear that does it.

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Re: Stopping the squeaks and rattles!

Grease and rubber dont mix well, it will harden the rubber and cause it to crack and break.
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Re: Stopping the squeaks and rattles!

Ok, so what can I put on it to shut it up?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Stopping the squeaks and rattles!

Which bushes in general upfront cause the squeaking?

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Re: Stopping the squeaks and rattles!

its only the rears that do it, as for what parts in particular im not sure, but they do look pretty tired. I know they will need to be replaced soon, and they will be, but just for now I want to be able to drive it round without it sounding like a trailer.....

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Re: Stopping the squeaks and rattles!

My front right wheel squeeks?

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