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Old 04-16-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default Swaybar Squeaking Problems Always Return -- How can I stop them for good?

I've got a stock 05 WRX sedan and I've been having problems with the front Sway Bar squeaking like crazy over every bump I hit with my passenger front side.

I've had the sway bar bushings greased multiple times and the squeaking always comes back after a month or so.

Is there anything I can do to stop this squeaking for good?
If aftermarkets are the only solution, what parts should I buy and are there any that have a reputation for being exceptionally quiet?

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Old 04-16-2009, 02:49 PM   #2
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I would get a creaking over bumps from my front sway bar bushings over dips in the road. I used a silicone lube and it seems to last around a year. I can't remember what it's called but it seems a lot like the same silicone grease that is used for caliber slides. It repels the water and doesn't wash out. Looks a lot like Vaseline.
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Old 04-16-2009, 02:56 PM   #3
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Wrap with teflon tape used for plumbing. Light grease on that, and done.

Generally though, rubber bushings dont squeak as bad as urethane. I'm intrigued with your issue.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:17 PM   #4
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Actually, with a stock swaybar, and stock rubber bushings do not lube them. Get in there, remove the brackets and remove all grease from the bushings. See how that works for you.
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