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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Squeaky front suspension in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Most noticeable when cold...the front suspension creaks and squeaks, seems worst in the am and like its coming from the ...
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    Squeaky front suspension

    Most noticeable when cold...the front suspension creaks and squeaks, seems worst in the am and like its coming from the front. Anyone else have squeaky front suspension?

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    Re: Squeaky front suspension

    Yes, I do also. How cold is cold in TX anyway?????????? Mine does it in the teens or lower, until the car/suspension warms a little. It's definitely the LF. They've replaced rear bushings but it didn't help. It "may" be getting louder but I'm not sure. It sounds like plastic on plastic to me. Now that I know it's the LF, I'll jack it up and look for some rubbing issues this weekend.

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    Re: Squeaky front suspension

    Can't say I get this problem too much in the cold but I had some squeaking in the rear that new shocks took care of.

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    Re: Squeaky front suspension

    i get a left front squeak only when entering my driveway LF tire first. it squeaks every time, but never on the road or under any driving conditions.

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    Re: Squeaky front suspension

    I had a front end squeaking noise both sides, the dealer retorqued all front lower control arm bolts - problem solved. Apparently the bolts were under-torqued which causes the bushings to make a creaking noise. They said this is fairly common on the V's.

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    Re: Squeaky front suspension

    There isn't a TSB or anything for this is there?

    Quote Originally Posted by one_tracker View Post
    I had a front end squeaking noise both sides, the dealer retorqued all front lower control arm bolts - problem solved. Apparently the bolts were under-torqued which causes the bushings to make a creaking noise. They said this is fairly common on the V's.

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    Re: Squeaky front suspension

    Mine does a popping sound and not an actual squeak.
    It definitively comes from the front only over speed bumps or when I stop abruptly.
    Car has 2,500 mi. and it is going in for service for the second time....

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    Re: Squeaky front suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by houstonTT View Post
    There isn't a TSB or anything for this is there?
    None that I am aware of.

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    Re: Squeaky front suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by one_tracker View Post
    I had a front end squeaking noise both sides, the dealer retorqued all front lower control arm bolts - problem solved. Apparently the bolts were under-torqued which causes the bushings to make a creaking noise. They said this is fairly common on the V's.
    Happen to know the torque amount?

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    Re: Squeaky front suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by baabootoo View Post
    Happen to know the torque amount?
    Specification is 236 ft-lbs.

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    Re: Squeaky front suspension

    Mine squeek a little when cold, then fades away as they warm/loosen up.

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    Re: Squeaky front suspension

    HoustonTT, I'm happy to see so many forum members replied with their helpful input! If you have any lingering questions or would like me to check for any open recalls on your V, please send me an email at Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com for further assistance.

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