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Old 12-05-2004, 18:40   #1 (permalink)
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Early Falcon Suspension Question

What is the main cause of the dreaded Falcon front end squeak? IS it the spring seats, or upper control arm rubbers?

I have a on old 6cyl XY that sqeaks like a bastard and I need to fix this NOW!

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Old 12-05-2004, 20:45   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Early Falcon Suspension Question

Upper control arm has greasable bush. The rubbers were introduced on the XC. The greasable bushes are preferable if handling is the goal.
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Re: Early Falcon Suspension Question

Get onto those little nipple's and give em some squeze, Oh I mean. grease, that will shut her up,lol.
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Re: Early Falcon Suspension Question

Pull apart the caster arm rubber bushes and replace / grease them, check the spring saddles, these can squeak as well. Brake fluid is a good lubricant for the rubber if a quick fix is desired although the long term solution is to replace the offending bits.
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Old 12-20-2004, 00:42   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Early Falcon Suspension Question

just grab xc or newer upper arms & fit new bushes, thats what I did with both my XY's & never looked back, if you can do the work yourself should cost about $100 all up (second hand arms, new bushes).

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