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Old 09-03-2014, 10:19 PM
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Rear Control Arm Bushing Creak

As the title states, I have a faint squeak/creak and it sounds like it is the lower, front bushing on the right side.

The Jeep has about 3000mi on it and is setup as mentioned in my signature. The control arms are stock, however, the bolts were upgraded with the NorthRidge4x4 bolt kit.

Any suggestions? What kind of lube would help?


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Old 09-03-2014, 10:49 PM   #3
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My Jeeps (2 thus far) have creaked from day one. I thought it was just the brakes...but could be suspension. I just chalked it up to being a Jeep.
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Sometimes residual stress in the CAs can cause the stock arms to squeak. Slightly loosen the front CA bolts. The cycle the suspension hard a few times, let it settle and make sure you retorque to spec.

If you decide to lube make sure the lubricant will not harm the bushings.
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White silicone grease or even Fluid film.
I found fluid film to quiet my heim joints.
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