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On the passenger side of my car the shocks and struts are squeaking. I want to know how to stop this. I have some wd 40 and am ready to spray it somewhere but I don't want to spray it on any parts near the shocks and struts where it is not supposed to be. Also when I turn my steering wheel to park it makes a squeaking noise (not whining).

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The squeaking noise can be coming from alot of different places in the suspention. I would shoot the top the strut where it bolts the the car. The shocks pistons. The base of the spring, Then I would move on the the suspention rubber bushings.

Take car not to spray the rotor or break pads. If you get lubricant on them the pads will be shot.

As for the steering colom try spraying the connector where it bolts to the rack. It will be under the plastic boot.

And white Lithium grease is better than WD40 Get some of that

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