[s-cars] Rear end squeak

Robert Myers 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
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> > 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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