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post #1 of 12 Old 11-20-2012, 05:59 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 12 Old 11-20-2012, 06:04 AM
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lubricant.......

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post #3 of 12 Old 11-20-2012, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
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Oh durr thanks. Gonna get silli spray today

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post #4 of 12 Old 11-21-2012, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
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They still squeak alittle

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post #5 of 12 Old 11-21-2012, 05:34 AM
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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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post #6 of 12 Old 11-21-2012, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #7 of 12 Old 11-21-2012, 10:41 AM
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poly bushings?

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post #8 of 12 Old 11-21-2012, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Yes.

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Yes.
they'll make noise no matter what.

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Okay so there's not much I can do then. Thank you

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Maybe try powdered graphite lube.
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post #12 of 12 Old 11-21-2012, 06:52 PM
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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 50F.
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