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    Default Anybody have excessive creaking noise from suspension during low speed maneuvers

    When ever I go over speed bumps I hear the front suspension popping and groaning, and when a I take a slow speed turn in a parking lot, I get loud creaking from the rear suspension (rear spring is only about 4 years old). Are there any lubrication points that might lessen this? Or is this possibly something bigger than just a squeak? Anyone else have similar problems?

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    Try lubing your front and rear sway bar bushings first. Cheap and easy to do.
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    Either your anti-sway bars are too tight or dry, ot you could benefit from a tunnel reinforcement plate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLC5 View Post
    Try lubing your front and rear sway bar bushings first. Cheap and easy to do.
    My car does this too (2000 coupe). Can you refer me to a web page with instructions or pictures of how to do this properly or should it be performed by a mechanic?
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    My 04 doesn't do that yet.

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    Here's one that I found using the search function.

    Help! Suspension squeaks

    See GMJunkie's post #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRTH VTR View Post
    Here's one that I found using the search function.

    Help! Suspension squeaks

    See GMJunkie's post #8

    Yes, that is the best one. If you don't cut grooves in the bushings like Junk advises (not everyone has access to a dremel tool), then the lube will be forced out over time and you will need to lube them again, which is no big deal as it is easy to do. Completely removing the bushings and lubing them with a quality moly grease will verify the repair, with or without the grooves being cut into the bushings.
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