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My 91 Scoupe<img src=/images/forums/snitz/cool.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>has a small squeak in the rear when ever i go over bumps. The shocks are new and tight, plus the springs are new. Anybody got any ideas??? Help me out guys.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>

Its not whats in the racer.....its in his car<img src=/images/forums/snitz/moon.gif width=15 height=15 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/moon.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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I'm not an expert on this, but it sounds to me as if your frame is just twisting a little. I could easily be wrong though.


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I'd say Murray's on the right track, cos as cars age, the structure tends to loosen up a bit, and that's when you start to get squeaks and rattles. Now that you have new shocks and springs, the structure of your car is absorbing some of the impact from bumps in the road, whereas before the springs were probably worn to the point where they were too soft to transfer any stress to the frame of the car.
On my old VW Jetta, I put new rear springs and shocks on and two days later I busted a motor mount because the rear end wasn't squatting under acceleration and absorbing the engine's torque as much. I would say it's a similar thing: tight new suspension on an older car that's just a bit looser than it was when it was new. Nothing wrong, just normal older car characteristics. I bet if you could find strut tower braces for your car, they would stiffen the structure enough to help a bit.


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The first thing to check would be all the bushings and mounts that connect the rear beam axle to the frame. There's a bush at each end, and another one in the middle of the rear axle. You've also got bushings at the ends of the dampers that can squeak, and some dampers are just plain noisy when compressed. You could also check the exhaust pipe and muffler to make sure they're not contacting anything. Are the rear seats latching in place properly? Is the spare tire bolted down tight? Do you have a bass-box in the trunk that could be moving around and rubbing on something?

Probably the easiest way to locate the sound, is to get someone else to drive while you sit in the back listening for the squeak so you can better locate it.


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You know your new suspension is too tight when you go over a bump and pop the windshield out of the frame. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0>


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roflmao!!!!!!!!! <img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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I think I can help you out on this one as my `95 Scoupe Turbo had the same problem!
I cured it by smothering the rear seat fold-
down latches with clear plumbers` silicone
lubricant!! Everyone,including myself, was
sure the rear suspension was at fault.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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out final model with lowered factory sports suspension & body-kit + 3-spoke alloys.
My mods. to date include revised induction (foam
filter) & F.S.E. fuel - pressure boost valve.
 

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Dude, my new LC accent has the same gay squeak/thud from the rear. Hyundai dosn't rienforce the bodies at all, so its from flex usually. I heard strut tower bars help, but i couldn't tell you from experience.


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