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Author Topic: Squeaky Spring(s)  (Read 7263 times)
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« on: June 25, 2003, 07:43:50 AM »

I'm not sure if I'm the only one who is experiencing this...but one of our Teks makes a squeaking noise coming from the rear end when going over minor bumps or imperfections in the road.  It sounds like an old squeaky spring mattress or a buick with too many miles!  I've yet to take a look under the back end.   By the way, it's only got about 9,000 miles on it.  It's pretty annoying and embarrasing when I give other people a ride....
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2003, 07:59:19 AM »

Can you re-create it by stepping on rear bumper and bouncing it up and down a bit?  If so you may be able to pinpoint exactly where its coming from and give it a shot of lightweight spray lubricant, might take care of it. We had similar thing when our Lumina was new after driving on a dusty dirt road and I only had to spray it once and problem was gone.    
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2003, 05:46:34 PM »

Fwd or AWD??

If you can recreate like C-K above describe

the old school check is to disconect the lower mount of the shock..then bounce again>> if sound is still there than it is not the shock>> lube the control arm and sway bushings pivot points with spray white lube

Or if under warrantee>> see the dealer
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2003, 09:27:41 PM »

dont feel bad mine has the same annoying squeak last year. I took her in for service and they said they had to replace the l/r seat spring underneith. apparently it needed a real good greasing too. but now a year later the squeak has returned. I'll have to crawl under there and do some more greasing. Since it looks like your still under the 36,,ooo warranty cutoff I would advise you to take it in to the shop for a replacement or greasing of the joints under there. let us know what comes out of it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2003, 03:56:58 AM »

Hey all - thanks for some of those tips.  It's morning when I read this so I'm going to do 2 things before jumping in and heading to work....

1.  Apply weight on and off to the rear bumper

2.  If no sound on #1, take out the rear seats....

Will let you know at work if that helps identify the problem...and yes, all I do at work is surf and email...

like the commercial says:  "I've reached the end of the internet."
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2003, 05:51:16 AM »

Hey Kat,

You hit the nail on the head!  Got it to make the noise exactly while bouncing on the rear bumper on the right side....pinpointed it down to either the spring or the shock.

Sprayed some WD-40 on the connection points of both the spring and the shock and whatya know?...it's gone!  Thank you very much Kat and for whoever it was that said WD-40 and duct tape fixed everything (except I didn't have to use duct tape this time)!  Cheesy  
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2003, 09:22:44 AM »

Glad you found it. With a little luck it will stay gone (If not you know how to fix it)  WD-40,  duct tape and goop, three of my favorite fix-it things   :rolleyes:  
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2003, 06:03:51 PM »

yup, thats what I thought it would be. I too crawled under the tek this mornin and gave her a good shot of good ole W-D. Now shes all better till next year.
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2003, 02:29:14 PM »

I have the same problem, I am going to fix it tonight!  Thanks - I love all of this information that I get from this site.
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2003, 07:38:53 AM »

give it real good spray on all those connection points.  I had to do it more than once to ensure it all got covered.  Now we got a quiet ride!
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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2003, 08:53:18 AM »

same squeek just started on my tek yesterday.............th anks I will try the WD40 Wink !
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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2003, 09:52:09 AM »

WD 40 is great and a quick fix for many things, BUT
It is a fast evaporant
so the squeek may come back :cry1:

I recommend a spray wite lube or similar type Lube sold at your local GM dealer parts dept :lolu:  
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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2003, 04:07:33 AM »

No way man....GM  is the last place I'd go to buy anything like that.  Don't wanna take out a mortgage for some lube.

You can get that stuff at Walmart or Autozone for sure.  Using other than GM lube on your springs won't void the warrantee.

heh heh....AZteXtasy, you work for GM don't you  Tongue  
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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2003, 07:12:03 AM »

2Teks
Your correct on the price>> about 200% profit

It is just one of those situations where if the problem continues, you can say u used the correct lube and not fight with the dealer as what you put on caused the problem

Was a service tech for 14 years
they don't get any of my work unless it is warrantee
just not worth fighting with them
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2003 1SC Rally > MSRP $27,845 > Paid $19,500
2004 1SC AWD > MSRP $31,760 > Paid $22,000
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2003, 08:55:14 AM »

White lithium grease is good stuff... You can get it at Auto Zone for a few bucks a can.

Also, whoever said "Goop" That stuff ROCKS!!! ALWAYS keep goop and wire coat hangers on hand!!!!
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