Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 16:12:16 +0100
From: The Spanish Inquisition <>
Subject: Re: '99 9-3: Creaking noise from front suspension at low temperatures

Retro Bob wrote: > On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 14:51:34 GMT, Dexter J > <> 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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