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Old 08-09-2001, 08:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just installed 6" lift last week, and my drivers side r. arm, w. poly bushings, continues to squek despite being torqued really hard (the bushings are pinched real hard...torque wrench broken) comp. to pass. side which isnt torqued nearly as much, yet is quiet! Any ideas? Would spray lithium grease work?
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Old 08-09-2001, 03:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know but I torque mine really loose and they don't make noise I just tighten them enough i can get the cotter pin in. maybe grease would help but mine are dry. unless you count the engine's self oiling feature.
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Old 08-09-2001, 04:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I can tell ya if you have um cranked down that hard you are limiting the flex on that are greatly.. energy makes a lube for poly, never tried it, but it is advertised to reduce noise from poly bushings
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I have mine tighten up quiet a bit. and they don't make any noise at all. I can actually hang off them.

I know thats probably way to tight.
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Old 08-13-2001, 10:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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he just needs to lossen them <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
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Double check that the bushing isnt in backwards, it's easy to do and really screws up the angles putting stress on the r-arm. This could make it squeel.
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Old 08-16-2001, 09:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Mark, loosened up the nut <IMG SRC="smilies/blush2.gif" border="0"> and applied the spray on Lithium grease...Nice and Quiet! Thanks!
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Old 08-24-2001, 04:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Try the spray/grease. But also, make damn sure the squeak is coming from the arm. Check the frame for cracks around the track bar mount. Just a thought. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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Old 08-24-2001, 05:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i wouldnt know if mine squeeeeeked to many rattles covering up the noises
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Old 08-27-2001, 12:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Just for future reference, Redline synthetic grease is awesome for poly bushings!
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<STRONG>Just for future reference, Redline synthetic grease is awesome for poly bushings!</STRONG>

I agree, that shit rules.....use it on all mine.
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