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Unread 11-20-2012, 05:59 AM   #1
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Shave a control armbushing

My upper control arms are so tight in the body mount that they squeak very loud every bump or dip. Can I shave the bushing?

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Unread 11-20-2012, 06:04 AM   #2
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lubricant.......
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Unread 11-20-2012, 06:08 AM   #3
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Oh durr thanks. Gonna get silli spray today
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Unread 11-21-2012, 05:23 AM   #4
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They still squeak alittle
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Unread 11-21-2012, 05:34 AM   #5
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They still squeak alittle
Moarrrrr lubricate. I would say unbolted them and then lubricate. Then you know the lub will be everywhere.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 05:43 AM   #6
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I'm going to rotate the body end of the passenger side 180 degrees because right now the fat end of the bushing is facing the motor. So that's half the problem. I'm also gonna put silicone paste in there
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Unread 11-21-2012, 10:41 AM   #7
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poly bushings?
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Unread 11-21-2012, 11:49 AM   #8
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Yes.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 12:16 PM   #9
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Yes.
they'll make noise no matter what.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 01:05 PM   #10
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Okay so there's not much I can do then. Thank you
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Unread 11-21-2012, 05:27 PM   #11
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Maybe try powdered graphite lube.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 06:52 PM   #12
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My sway bar bushings are poly, the frame mount brackets have grease fittings. When greased frequently using the thickest grease I can find, they are quiet. Ignore them too long, then the "hee-haw" donkey squeaks come back, more so when temps are below 50°F.
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