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Old 13 Jan 2007, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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rear drop links 'squeaking'!

i had a problem a few weeks ago with a rattling loose rear soild drop link. i tightened it where by it the bushes began squeaking/rubbing loudly. i tried to compromise by spraying with WD40 and loosening slightly which worked for a about a day, and now they are as squeaky as ever (it only sounds like the one is squeaky). can anyone suggest a way to get rid of this annoying noise without replacing them. i no longer have the original drop links.
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Old 13 Jan 2007, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If the WD40 worked for a day, try greasing them (between the drop link/ brkt bolt holes)
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Old 13 Jan 2007, 11:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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As Pete said dismantle and grease well with White Grease (same as comes with kit).. Not sure what it is called might be Lithium Grease ?????
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Old 13 Jan 2007, 12:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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cheers! sounds like that could work, as the one not squeaking seems to have some kind of lube already on it. so maybe when they were fitted(not by me) they did not grease the one now squeaking.
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white grease is normally silicon grease.
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white grease is normally silicon grease.
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Old 13 Jan 2007, 07:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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silicon grease it is then.
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Old 14 Jan 2007, 10:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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when you fitted them didn`t the kit come with a small pack of copper grease? the ones i`ve got did
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when you fitted them didn`t the kit come with a small pack of copper grease? the ones i`ve got did
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Hi Pete. Thats fair enough, like everyone else has said then a bit of grease of some sort will do it some good
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they were fitted at API engines in Warwickshire. the car was on the ramp for a new clutch n flywheel, so a last minute thought was to have solid drop links put on whilst it was up in the air.i think whats happened is that one was greased and one wasn't, which has left me with a very loud squeaking
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