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Squeaky lower contol arms..wtf?

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by HATCHET_HONDA, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. HATCHET_HONDA

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    recently i installed some new megan LCA'S on my 90 ef hatch....buut the damn things squeak like a sonofabitch!! ive greased them , tried wd 40, everything.. nothing seems to work.. any suggestions?
     
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    WD40 is not a lube!!!

    Try lithium grease. If that does not work, try a lot of lithium grease. Also, this should be in the EF forum.
     
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    is the spray any good?or just get a tube of it ans smear a butt load on the bushings.. and yea thanks i just noticed i posted in the wrong forum..its 2am..oops
     
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    I've used the spray and it works well, but I'd recommend the grease in a tub/tube because it's thicker
     
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    I hate WD-40!
     
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    Check to make sure that the bushings aren't broken in some way. Lots of people have had problems with the bushings in the Megan LCAs, and quite a few people also replaced the bushings with new polyurethane ones.
     
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    ya know that mite be the problem..theyre not broken but theyre quite stiff and like plastic feeling to me...where could i pick up new bushings?
     
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    Energy Suspension
    Prothane
    etc...
     
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    Sounds like you already have some kind of poly bushing, which are known to squeek alot when not lubed correctly. Regular grease won't work.

    I have energy suspension bushings on my car. They say to either use their grease, or a "marine grease" as a substitute. After about 6 months of use they became really noisy, so I used some gereric marine grease I got at autozone to fix the problem. Has worked like a charm so far.
     
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    HMMM marine grease huh? i take it that stuffs water proof? did you remove the bushings then smear the grease over the collar inside? seriously ill try anything the squeaking is driving me nuts!!
     
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    it would prolly work better if you did that, but I just smeared everything really heavily
     
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    got an update for ya....i just got done slappin some of that marine grease all over them bushings inside and out. lowered the car down and poof!! quiet as a mouse! seems to be some good stuff and it was pretty cheap too..^_^ thanks
     
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    Nice!:cool:
     
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