Re: CREAK-A-SAURUS - Saabnet.com Bulletin Board
I can't immediately see how any sort of lubricant is going to change the behavior... you're really going to have to get in there and inspect the condition of all the rubber - the sway bar bushings, end links, stanchion arms, LCAs, etc. If you can narrow it down to one side by driving over speed bumps, etc. that may speed things up, but I think you'll be best served by putting it up in the air, removing the wheels, and looking around. Don't rule out the possibility it could be not rubber - an exposed ball joint (from a damaged boot) or tie rod can also make noise. There are a lot of connected parts up there, so driving around and guessing probably won't get you to the fix - you'll really have to get in there and look for worn or damaged rubber, etc.
A front-end rebuild isn't *that* awful (new LCAs + stanchion arm bushings + sway bar links). If the car has a lot of miles on it and you don't have a service history, I'd kinda expect to need to do this anyway. :|
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