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Old 02-13-14, 11:53 PM   #1
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Have new front upper control arms and were just fine, a few days or so latter, they squeak. Is that bad? I've heard all you have to do is just grease them, from what I heard. But I'm wondering, has anyone replace their front upper control arms and have a lot of squeak, like when going over a bump or anything?!?! Just wondering if I should worry about this or?
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Check for play on the arms. If its not tight (eg. if it wiggles) then your new control arm is bad. If not then just try greasing it?
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Have new front upper control arms and were just fine, a few days or so latter, they squeak. Is that bad? I've heard all you have to do is just grease them, from what I heard. But I'm wondering, has anyone replace their front upper control arms and have a lot of squeak, like when going over a bump or anything?!?! Just wondering if I should worry about this or?
What brand are they?
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just lube them
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where was the arm when you tightened the bushings bolts? if it was in droop, then the bushings are super preloaded when they connected to the spindle and the car was loaded. You need to loosen the mounts and retorque at roughly static suspension location. look up in the wheel well when the car is on its wheels and get a reference mark, then disconnect and put them at that location to re tighten so they are neutral.
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