: How to fix the lowered suspension noise/squealing



BLitzkrieg
09-29-11, 09:53 AM
The noise that you hear is coming from this point of contact. Thats right you are riding on your bump stops.
http://tpiwwp.com/out.php/i7624_photo1.JPG (http://tpiwwp.com/show.php/7624_photo1.JPG.html)

You need to first remove the shock and spring assembly
http://tpiwwp.com/out.php/i7621_shock4.JPG (http://tpiwwp.com/show.php/7621_shock4.JPG.html)

remove the hard black plastic cap from the top of the shock. If you notice this will give you an additional 3/8" of suspension travel.
http://tpiwwp.com/out.php/i7623_Shock2.JPG (http://tpiwwp.com/show.php/7623_Shock2.JPG.html)

Next look into the dust boot and remove the soft yellow bump stop.
http://tpiwwp.com/out.php/i7622_shock5.JPG (http://tpiwwp.com/show.php/7622_shock5.JPG.html)

Cut the first rib off of the bump stop then reassemble and mvoe onto the other side.
http://tpiwwp.com/out.php/i7625_shock3.JPG (http://tpiwwp.com/show.php/7625_shock3.JPG.html)

Nine Ball
09-29-11, 09:59 AM
So, this is the source of the cold temp squeak? Mine squeak when I first start driving the car in sub-70F temps, but it goes away after a couple minutes of driving. D3 springs.

BLitzkrieg
09-29-11, 10:11 AM
So, this is the source of the cold temp squeak? Mine squeak when I first start driving the car in sub-70F temps, but it goes away after a couple minutes of driving. D3 springs.

My noise was more constant particularly when I have a passenger but yes this is it.

DoingOK
09-29-11, 04:40 PM
I love you. No seriously, I do. If this works, I'm sending you a Happy Meal.

baabootoo
09-29-11, 11:19 PM
Those springs drop it enough to bottom the suspension out then? Something seems fishy here.

BLitzkrieg
09-30-11, 10:24 AM
I love you. No seriously, I do. If this works, I'm sending you a Happy Meal.

Then vote for my car for v of the month lol.

DoingOK
09-30-11, 10:41 PM
It worked. I'm naming my next baby Blitz after you.

SecretWeapon
11-17-11, 09:42 AM
I know this thread has been dormant for a while but I thought I would start it up again. I installed the Eibach sport springs and developed the dreaded squeak after they settled in for a day or two. The squeak was worse with the temperature under 70 degrees and with a passenger in the front seat. It would rear its ugly head when backing out of the driveway with the wheels turned out. I read Blitzes fix and did part of it. I cut the bump stops but did nothing else. The squeaking returned a short time later after the springs had a chance to settle down again. I put the car back on a lift and installed the Eibach slip on hard plastic collars to isolate the coils. Squeak stopped for a day or two and the returned when the springs settled. Over this last weekend I put the car back up on a lift and removed the hard plastic dust covers from the shocks. I have been driving SQUEAK FREE for five days now, in cold weather and with passengers in the car. Mr. Squeaky is finally dead. It is such a relief knowing this annoying/embarrassing issue is finally resolved. For you guys doing the Eibach springs, follow Blitzes instructions exactly as he has them posted and do not skip any of the steps. Thanks Blitz!