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    Unhappy Squeek Squeek

    Ok so after autocrossing this weekend my car ( the cts with baer brake system and eibach springs and sway bars)
    has developed a squeeking when going over bumps...sound almost like a worn out bed mattress during a passionate love making session....what could it be!!! My friend and i went to investigate and are sure the sound is coming from the front, he believes it to be tubes rubbing while i think its a suspension problem....any ideas?

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    Re: Squeek Squeek

    bushings?

    That's usually the first thing to go, and it doesn't affect performance that much. Bounce the front bumpers and see if you can duplicate the sound from a standstill.

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    Re: Squeek Squeek

    yeah i can, but bushings after 21,000 miles???

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    Re: Squeek Squeek

    Quote Originally Posted by BUILDINGCTSAMG
    yeah i can, but bushings after 21,000 miles???
    I get the exact same noise on my truck when I hit a bump. this is with the stock brakes and i cant figure out where its coming from either

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    Re: Squeek Squeek

    Quote Originally Posted by BUILDINGCTSAMG
    yeah i can, but bushings after 21,000 miles???
    Don't flame me for owning a Ford, but I had an '88 mustang once and they went out before 15,000. This is a guess, but on tighter suspensions they probably go faster. If you were autox'ing, that might have had something to do with it. Maybe something's just loose?

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    Re: Squeek Squeek

    I'm assuming the Eibach swaybars came with urathane bushings and its very likely thats where the new squeak is coming from. Apply some lithium grease to the bushings where they wrap around the swaybar.

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    Re: Squeek Squeek

    Quote Originally Posted by BUILDINGCTSAMG
    Ok so after autocrossing this weekend my car ( the cts with baer brake system and eibach springs and sway bars)
    has developed a squeeking when going over bumps...sound almost like a worn out bed mattress during a passionate love making session....what could it be!!! My friend and i went to investigate and are sure the sound is coming from the front, he believes it to be tubes rubbing while i think its a suspension problem....any ideas?
    Did you ever get to the bottom of this?

    After I lowered my IS 300 it developed a squeak just like you're describing (I thought it was a bent shock), as well as a "sproing" sound from a standing start if you jumped on it. Lubing the coil spring perches fixed both problems (be sure to use a lubricant that won't attack rubber if your perches have rubber cups in them!!!)

    (BTW, I just emailed you about your suspension just prior to coming here...)

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    Re: Squeek Squeek

    Im glad you joined the site....i havent hide time to work on it that much, but i havent been driving either.... i think it is just a lubricant issue.

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    Re: Squeek Squeek

    I'm having problems with my brakes. They are really low, how can i get them fixed so the won't be that low? What can i do? Do I have to take it to the dealer and get them fixed or can i take them to a shop?

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    Re: Squeek Squeek

    I had the same noise with my 03' CTS when I would ride the brake. Turns out after 5 times back to the dealer they finally fixed it. It was the suspension arms. They had to replace both of them, and now the squeek is gone. Good luck!

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