Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 03:07:41 -0000
From: "andyk" <andyk301nospamco.uk>
Subject: Re: '99 9-3: Creaking noise from front suspension at low temperatures


Worth cheching the ball joints as they make a "rusty bed spring" noise as they approach their wear limits and get looser AK "The Spanish Inquisition" <Ximineznospamn.mailcan.com> wrote in message news:41a5f651$0$88484$e4fe514cnospamder15.news.xs4all.nl... > Retro Bob wrote: > > On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 14:51:34 GMT, Dexter J > > <lamealameadingdongnospamlamelame.org> wrote: > > > > > >>Actually - you should probably have a look at your strut bearing mounts > >>and how your springs are sitting in your strut receivers. Although I > >>expect the noise could be chronic, if you have lubed the rubber and there > >>is no change - you should start looking around the front end a bit further > >>a field. While a real long shot - could also be an upper engine mount > >>getting sticky too. > > > > > > ... but the garage is right. It's been a "typical" problem since > > the NG900 came out in '94. I believe the favorite technique is to > > "lube everything" but my personal suspicion has always been the > > springs on the struts or perhaps the sway bar attachments. > > > > I'm always on my way somewhere when it occurs and by that season > > (< 15F) it's always way too cold to do "optional" work so I > > usually just tolerate the first scrunch when I hit the local > > railroad tracks at .5 miles then it's gone in another mile. > > OK, thanks. I guess I'll probably just have to learn to live with my > neighbors looking at me like I'm driving an 1899 model instead... :-( > > Regards, > Ximinez

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