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Suspension squeeking when I drive over bumps that "rock" the vehicle side to side, no matter how little, the rig makes an annoying squeeking sound. I think its comming from the suspension. Anyone else experiencing this or know how to solve the problem?

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  • markgeorgebr Feb 12, 2009

    the front

  • markgeorgebr Feb 12, 2009

    Thx. I thought that it may also be the front struts. I'll look into replacements.

  • markgeorgebr Feb 28, 2009

    thanks ill try the metallic strips and if that works ill change the bushings. your right its very annoying. thanks

  • markgeorgebr Mar 19, 2009

    i still have to perfect the alignment of the hood but when i took the 2 side bushings out the squeeking stoped except for when i went over a big bump the one that was left in would squeek. thank you.

  • markgeorgebr Apr 04, 2009

    I also wrapped the thread of the bump stops with teflon tape and put felt pads where they rest on the cross member. then i went out on the worst terrain i could find and gave the suv ****. no more squeeking. its been a week now hopefully this solves it. thx

  • Raymond l Vincent Jr
    Raymond l Vincent Jr May 11, 2010

    hi does it sound like it is from the front or back?



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I had a squeeking sound that I thought was the suspension too. Turns out the spare tire was loose...

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I have a 2005 xterra. That noise comes from the hood, very very annoying, esp on rough terrain. It took the dealership a whole week to figure it out. First you need to check if the round rubber things under the hood need to be replaced, I guess the weight from the hood wears them out, then after that make sure they are adjusted and level so that if you shut the hood its at the same level with the body, if its off even by a fraction of an inch you will hear that squeak. One other solution is to put something under the rubber struts, they put a thin metallic piece where the rubber things rest to lift up the hood slightly and that took care of the squeak.

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My ford had the same probelms. To get rid of the problem replace your shocks. They are what is making noise. Easy fix by yourself. Or sears has a good deal on shocks and installiations right now

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