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    Default Squeek/Groan from Front End (Sway Bar) 96 FE1

    When driving slowly in a parkinng lot and going over bumps etc even w/ the windows up, AC on and radio at a modest or reasonable volume - I hear a very clear 'groaning' sound for the lack of a better description from the front end.

    Best I can tell using a stethoscope and someone pushing down while parked - it 'seems' to be coming from the front sway bar bushings.

    It's a 96 FE1 w/ 60k or so mi. It's stock and the front suspension other than lubing - the front end is stock, unchanged, from when it left the factory.

    Q: Have others encountered moderately loud, noticeable noise from the front sway bar bushings?

    Q: If not - what else should I suspect for the noise?

    Q: What are some good techniques, lube etc that might quiet things down on a sustainned basis? The spray lubes I tried did very little and didn't last...

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgtr View Post
    When driving slowly in a parkinng lot and going over bumps etc even w/ the windows up, AC on and radio at a modest or reasonable volume - I hear a very clear 'groaning' sound for the lack of a better description from the front end.

    Best I can tell using a stethoscope and someone pushing down while parked - it 'seems' to be coming from the front sway bar bushings.

    It's a 96 FE1 w/ 60k or so mi. It's stock and the front suspension other than lubing - the front end is stock, unchanged, from when it left the factory.

    Q: Have others encountered moderately loud, noticeable noise from the front sway bar bushings?

    Q: If not - what else should I suspect for the noise?

    Q: What are some good techniques, lube etc that might quiet things down on a sustainned basis? The spray lubes I tried did very little and didn't last...

    thanks
    Yep!! This is in the C5 section,but works well on most any stabilizer bar bushing!!
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    The FSM says to wrap teflon tape around the sway bar under the bush. I figure I'd wait until I had another reason to have the car up. Now that it's warmer, they don't squeek as much but I have a body squeek somewhere down there that's dirving me nuts so, I'm probably due to piss away a Saturday trying to deal with all that stuff It's always something . . .

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