Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 13:24:43 GMT
From: Retro Bob <>
Subject: Re: '99 9-3: Creaking noise from front suspension at low temperatures

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.

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