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post #16 of 17 Old 11-05-2012, 11:23 PM
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Creak noise on RR RH SUSP

Originally Posted by jeepin1995 View Post
i have the Rocky Road lift on my 08 patriot, and there has been a terrible squeak from the back passenger side, i read of other people having noises, but said they went away with time..... mine haven't, they have gotten worse.
was digging under it just now and found this:

it is the frame side of the rear passenger side upper control arm..... the bushing has "walked" out of the control arm.....

here's the drivers side for reference:

anybody else have this problem??? i'll probably tear into it this weekend and see what is causing it.....
Now that you mentioned, I had been experiencing this issue for near 2K kms, I got it just 1-2 day after installation, but though was "normal" jeep noise(refering to big lifts and other mods come with) but after some driving on highway and leveled roads it has got some kind annoying and sounding like old ride. I even got a full clean up and oiled in all axles and joints but noise just kept in there, basically only this rear right hand strut. Did you fixed the joint seal so the noised went away? Its hard to get used to this creaking noise and not only bothering but embarrasing.

Would be good to know how did you fix it before I start thinking about change tires. I will check the zone this weekend by removing the tire and check the joint, hopefully is only that.

I was just imaging that probably the strut spacer was "rubbing" against body sheet metal which has been giving me some worries about totally cracked area :S even more scarry

Thanks to all posts have been very ilustrative, glad to had join Jeep Forum!!


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post #17 of 17 Old 08-09-2016, 04:51 PM
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I have just had this problem. RRO said it was install error. Dealer says it was installed acording to instructions.The bushings on rear control arm must only be tightened to factory torque if it is tightened with an impact wrench it will over wear the bushings. If any greace other than anti-seize is used it will cause to much heat and friction and the grease and bushing could deteriorate completely. Seems like a very weak point of the lift.
I will re-post once the dealership reinstalls the new bushings.
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