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Old 07-24-2005, 14:01   #1 (permalink)
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suspension mystery on 960

i have a 91 volvo 960 24v the car has so far proved to be a good
runner hawever i do regularly get a squeeky sount from the front
shocks when going over ramps and uneven surfaces, can anyone enlighten
me on what could be the cause of this. thanks.

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Old 07-24-2005, 15:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: suspension mystery on 960

Sounds as if your front bushings are getting a bit dry. Try spraying a drop
of water on the bushings and the top mount and see if it stops, or does the
noise stop when it is raining? Silicon furniture polish is another
alternative or replace the bushings.

All the best, Peter.

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>i have a 91 volvo 960 24v the car has so far proved to be a good
> runner hawever i do regularly get a squeeky sount from the front
> shocks when going over ramps and uneven surfaces, can anyone enlighten
> me on what could be the cause of this. thanks.
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Old 07-24-2005, 19:03   #3 (permalink)
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Re: suspension mystery on 960

Hi Peter,

I've treated a similar problem with used brake fluid. It worked!
............ and doesn't harm the rubber.

Good Luck.
Andy I.


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| Sounds as if your front bushings are getting a bit dry. Try spraying a
drop
| of water on the bushings and the top mount and see if it stops, or does
the
| noise stop when it is raining? Silicon furniture polish is another
| alternative or replace the bushings.
|
| All the best, Peter.
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| news:1_635384_67e8d94023f8e8d4d78ac677dbb9b280@autoforumz.com...
| >i have a 91 volvo 960 24v the car has so far proved to be a good
| > runner hawever i do regularly get a squeeky sount from the front
| > shocks when going over ramps and uneven surfaces, can anyone enlighten
| > me on what could be the cause of this. thanks.
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Old 07-24-2005, 19:03   #4 (permalink)
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"brackenburn" <brackenburn@shaw.-delete this bit- ca> wrote in message
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> Hi Peter,
>
> I've treated a similar problem with used brake fluid. It worked!
> ........... and doesn't harm the rubber.
>
>


Just don't get any of it on the paint.


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Old 07-25-2005, 12:01   #5 (permalink)
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"" wrote:
> "brackenburn" <brackenburn@shaw.-delete this bit- ca> wrote in
> message
> news:KJVEe.28472$5V4.16591@pd7tw3no...
> > Hi Peter,
> >
> > I've treated a similar problem with used brake fluid. It

> worked!
> > ........... and doesn't harm the rubber.
> >
> >

>
> Just don't get any of it on the paint.


thanks for the tip could you please tell me where exactly to apply the
used brake fluid,

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Old 07-26-2005, 00:01   #6 (permalink)
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gkc <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote:

>"" wrote:
> > "brackenburn" <brackenburn@shaw.-delete this bit- ca> wrote in
> > message
> > news:KJVEe.28472$5V4.16591@pd7tw3no...
> > > Hi Peter,
> > >
> > > I've treated a similar problem with used brake fluid. It

> > worked!
> > > ........... and doesn't harm the rubber.
> > >
> > >

> >
> > Just don't get any of it on the paint.

>
>thanks for the tip could you please tell me where exactly to apply the
>used brake fluid,
>


I wouldn't. Brake fluid will damage paint and the undercoating as
well.

The source of the squeak is probably one of the following locations:

1) The mounts where the anti-sway bar mounts to the frame (near the
radiator, sort of, one mount on each side).

2) The links at the end of the anti-sway bar where they mount to the
suspension.

3) The rear control arm bushings- there are two conical bushings a
tthe rear end of this arm and they are generally considered a service
item.

All of these parts are relatively easy and inexpensive to replace.
Once they start to squeak that means that they are moving against
metal. They are moving against metal becasue they are either worn,
damaged, or have shrunken a bit. Lubricating them causes them to move
more and when the lube dries they will squeak worse and wear faster.
Use the silicone spray only to find out which oines are squeaking and
need to be replaced- thus, only lube one set at a time and drive it
for a bit to see it that is the source of the squeak.
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Old 08-03-2005, 23:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Re: suspension mystery on 960

RUBBER GREASE WITH A CASTOR OIL BASE

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> > > Hi Peter,
> > >
> > > I've treated a similar problem with used brake fluid. It

> > worked!
> > > ........... and doesn't harm the rubber.
> > >
> > >

> >
> > Just don't get any of it on the paint.

>
> thanks for the tip could you please tell me where exactly to apply the
> used brake fluid,
>
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Old 08-04-2005, 16:01   #8 (permalink)
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"John Robertson" <johnnr@optusnet.com.au> wrote:

>RUBBER GREASE WITH A CASTOR OIL BASE
>


For rubber bushings there should not be any lubricant used (or at
least to say, there should not be any lubricant that is needed). These
bushings are meant to 'deform' through their inherent "rubberiness."
Squeaking means that parts are sliding on the rubber (or the rubber is
sliding on the part). This quickly wears out the rubber and is a sign
that the bushing is too small (shrinkage, wear or age), or that its
mounting is deformed. For urethane bushings it is just the opposite.
These are very hard and deform very little under load, and are meant
to slide. For some applications that come packeged with a lubricant to
apply during assembly.

Although lubricating rubber is a good short-term solution, the long
term fix is to replace them.

For the 960 there are generally two places to look for squeaks or
knocks from worn bushings:
1) The rear control arm, rear bushings (these are the cone-shaped
bushings at the rear end of the control arm).
2) The anti-sway bar mounts that hold the sway bar to the frame.

Also check the sway bar links that attach the bar to the suspension.


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