A friend and I installed new struts on my S/R this past week. I bought the Ford Racing set from Jeg's. I was disappointed by how crappy they were packaged and shipped, but they weren't bent or anything. After we installed them I noticed that the right rear was squeaking a lot and it bugs the heck out of me. My car didn't squeak at all before installing the new struts. My car does ride nicer though.
My question is what would cause the squeaking? I used the old insulators that were on my old struts. They seemed to be in decent shape. Maybe that wasn't a good idea? That's the only thing I can think that it may be? Any info is appreciated. It's very annoying.
Did you buy lowered struts? or full length? im not sure on the length of the ford racing struts
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I'm not exactly sure what you'd call them. Lowered? I'm pretty sure they're the OEM struts that came on S/R's. They're designed to be used with the Eibach springs which is what's on the S/R's. I forgot to mention I used the old strut mounts too. I was looking around and apparently they should've have been replaced? Anyone know where I can order new coil spring insulators and strut mounts at a good price? I may end up going to my local stealership, but I thought I'd ask around before I do anything. Thanks.
oem struts shouldnt be used on lowering springs, they can bottom out i wouldve gotten a set of tokicos to keep it sr spec
it does say they match.. id say your hats or mounts are worn or contaminated
If the insulators are in decent shape, reusing them shouldn't be a problem. The top hats on the rears don't have a bearing or anything (if memory serves), so reusing them is fine IMO. It might be a good idea to replace the front strut bearings when you do this kind of job, but that's not where your squeaking is coming from.
You could try spraying some WD-40 or something on the insulators to stop the noise.
i stand corrected
I might try that then for a temporary fix. I think my dad has some silicon type spray he was sayin to use. I just don't want the insulators to fall apart. lol
Check your sway bar bushings.
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