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    poly bushing causing squeaking !

    Is it common for a front end that is poly bushed to creak and squeak quite badly..
    I understand there is a certain grease that should be used upon assembly....has anyone else experienced this

    cheers keith
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    more common on the harder compound bushes but from memory silicone grease stops it. apply to the inner part of the bush and the steel inner sleeve.
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    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    A lot of the poly bush kits come with a small sachet of silicone grease,
    Copper slip works just as well as it doesn't wash out with rain etc,
    Apply a liberal amount to the outer surface of each steel sleeve where it passes through the inside of the poly bush,
    If you've not done this yet the only fix is to pull each sleeve, grease and refit.
    You may be lucky as some kits have grease nipples to lube without stripping it down.

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    I didn't realise it was silicone - it's white in colour. As Chevy2 says "apply a liberal amount". Also to make sure you use regular grease on inside of steel sleeve to stop it seizing on bolt, but obviously keeping greases separate.

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    Thanks for the replies guy's....I have some silicone grease here so it's just a matter of stripping the front end out, and deciding whether or not to re use bushes or replace them !

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    One of the guys i know had the same issue and cured it by using white spray grease and just dumped half a can on the areas he suspected. It has done the trick for him without a rebuild.

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    silicon spray oil is good on suspension creaks too

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    The idea is that the inner sleeve should be clamped by either mounting bracket and the bush be able to rotate around it.

    Sometimes the bushes need fettling to stop them being being jammed in position due to being too thick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    The idea is that the inner sleeve should be clamped by either mounting bracket and the bush be able to rotate around it.

    Sometimes the bushes need fettling to stop them being being jammed in position due to being too thick.
    Yes Kev, although you grease the sleeve etc correctly the top hat part part is sometimes a bit oversize and rubs against the outer chassis brackets and that area may squeek until it wears down,
    If you notice the outside faces of the bushes fouling against the brackets on assembly then apply a dab of grease there also.

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