Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, My rear-end is creaking still, no the car's! in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; After I discovered rear grease nipples, I thought the creaking was gone for good! Now it is back with a ...
- 05-20-03 01:22 AM #1
My rear-end is creaking still, no the car's!
After I discovered rear grease nipples, I thought the creaking was gone for good! Now it is back with a vengence. It is louder and only happens at slower speeds when you are comming to a stop or accellerating from a light. My dad and I crawled under and siliconed every rubber bushing we could find and now it is worse, could it be a coil spring, which we wd-40'd also near the ends. It is wierd because we bounce the bumper and it doesn't always make the sound.
- 05-21-03 09:01 PM #2
My buddy had a similar problem when he installed aftermarket swaybars on his car. He didn't grease a poly bushing enough and it creaked a lot. But if it's all greased well it should be alright. What do you mean WD-40'd the springs??? Are the rubber doughnut things still in place between the spring and the perch? If they are, are they worn through anywhere? Maybe you have a spring rubbing against the body and when large force is applyed to it, like starting and stoping, it's causing the spring to shift a bit and make the creaking sound.
- 05-21-03 11:11 PM #3
We 40'd the top and bottom where the coil would meet the car frame, and I didn't notice any rubber. But anyway I went to Midas today and they re-greased the rear and it seems ok, but it did last time I did it also. I'll assume it is cured, but time will tell.
+ Reply to Thread
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts
- PowerTorque Tools - Long Reach Pliers
Long Reach Pliers - 11" 90 Degree Long Reach Pliers
- PowerTorque Tools - Stubby Star Bits Socket Set
Stubby Star Bits Socket Set - 10 Piece; 1/4" & 3/8" Drive; Star Stubby Bit Socket Set; Contains: 1/4" Drive: T-10, T-15, T-20, T-25, T-27 & T-30,3/8" Drive: T-40, T-45,T-47 & T-50
- PowerTorque Tools - Screwdriver Set
Screwdriver Set - 8 Piece