[s-cars] Rear end squeak
robert at s-cars.org
Fri Nov 2 06:39:10 PDT 2007
I have taken a real close look at the upper trapezoidal links. There
is essentially zero play and applying considerable force with a bar
confirms this. I really think they are OK. The squeak is a
different quality of noise than what was there when I replaced my
last upper control arm. It's more raspy metal on metal sound rather
than squeaking rubber.
And are you suggesting that some kind of old fart? ;-) If so,
you're right on the mark - on both counts. I turn 70 in three
weeks. Assuming I make it that long.
I think I'm going to go for a ride and see if the grease does work
its way into the joints. Maybe I'll get lucky.
At 10:26 AM 11/2/2007, Robert Rossato wrote:
>While others may have a more colorful opinion on the source of your rear
>end noise, I'd say it is more likely to be the rear control arms. They
>can be really, really obnoxious. After a year or two, I just couldn't
>take it anymore. I would get TRWs, if you can find them, or Febi's.
>Stay away from Meyle. Oh, and don't wait as long as I did. Your tires
>will not like it.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com
> > [mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of Robert Myers
> > Sent: Friday, November 02, 2007 8:12 AM
> > To: s-car-list
> > Subject: [s-cars] Rear end squeak
> > Hi Y'all,
> > My urS6 has developed a nasty squeak in the rear end. It comes from
> > both sides but the driver's side is making more noise. The noise is
> > particularly objectionable when crossing a parking lot speed bump but
> > it is there with every little bump in the road. I think I have
> > traced the squeak to rusted Heim links of the HRSB installed in the
> > car. I have pulled both rear wheels, sprayed the Heim link friction
> > points with Kroil and then rubbed some grease into ("onto" is
> > probably a better word here) them. I'm hoping that the grease will
> > work it's way inside the links and quiet the squeaking. Is there a
> > better way to accomplish this lube job? I didn't pull the links and
> > work on them on the bench since I don't have a lift and getting both
> > wheels off the ground is awkward. I can do that, if necessary, but
> > would prefer not to if I don't have to.
> > BTW, has anyone sourced a different Heim link for this
> > application? The originals are adjustable only by removing the link
> > from at least one end since the "adjustor" has only right hand
> > threads on each end. Right and left hand threads would allow in situ
> > adjustment.
> > Bob
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