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Old 01-15-2002, 10:45 AM   #1
Achilles38WRX
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Default Squeak from rear suspension

Hey everyone,
On the way home from work yesterday, i noticed a chirp, or squeak noise coming from the rear of the car, only on the highway, and only over sharp, abrubt bumps. I couldnt recreate the problem on surface streets, even over railroad tracks, but i did getta loud squeak when backing up the curb to my neighbors driveway quickly.
Now comes the twist: saturday night on my way home i take this right hander/merge type deal at about 45 mph, i underestimated and i thought i hit the curb on the right side, thing is, no wheel damage, no tire damage, and car appears to track straight.
Could the suspension still get damaged if the tire/wheel are intact? The impact wasnt that hard, felt no harder than a large bump at highways speeds...
My best guess is my right rear strut may have been bent or damaged somehow, anyone else have any ideas or similar experiences?
Thanks

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Old 01-15-2002, 10:19 PM   #2
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ha!
this one goes as a sticky under the "quit being an idiot" forum....
i had my tires balanced saturday, the kid mechanic at the local tire depot apparently has no respect for my car, and left the tool case, and spare tire carboard cover loose under the mat in the trunk, i found this at work today, tightened everything down and on the way home, nothing, no squeaks chirps, nothing. just my solid subie as always.

sorry everyone, now onto the raw fuel smell problem, wish it were this easy!!!

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Old 01-16-2002, 08:59 AM   #3
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Default Re: Squeak from rear suspension

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Originally posted by Achilles38WRX
Hey everyone,
On the way home from work yesterday, i noticed a chirp, or squeak noise coming from the rear of the car, only on the highway, and only over sharp, abrubt bumps. I couldnt recreate the problem on surface streets, even over railroad tracks, but i did getta loud squeak when backing up the curb to my neighbors driveway quickly.
Now comes the twist: saturday night on my way home i take this right hander/merge type deal at about 45 mph, i underestimated and i thought i hit the curb on the right side, thing is, no wheel damage, no tire damage, and car appears to track straight.
Could the suspension still get damaged if the tire/wheel are intact? The impact wasnt that hard, felt no harder than a large bump at highways speeds...
My best guess is my right rear strut may have been bent or damaged somehow, anyone else have any ideas or similar experiences?
Thanks

***
I have the exact same thing. I've not had a single curb or pothole incident (my squeek started around 1000 miles).

I plan on physically removing the spare tire stuff from the trunk to see if that is it. I'm hoping it's related to the "clunk" I get going in and out of my garage when I hit the 1 1/2" "lip" separating the driveway height from the garage (higher) height.

JL

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