Author Topic: SH squeaking in the rear  (Read 918 times)

May 06, 2015, 12:03:18 PM
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Manfred

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My Foz is starting to complain about it's rear.
Driving on uneven terrain like the long grass tufts when cut or over speed bumps, the rear squeaks a lot.
Not sure about the SLS, I will have to go get it checked out.


Is it maybe the bushes that are on their way out or maybe they need a little grease?
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May 17, 2015, 04:41:34 PM
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jbh

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Get underneath with a socket and tighten every bolt on the front and rear suspension. I do it every 20 000 km. Works every time. :)
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May 17, 2015, 07:17:45 PM
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Is it the suspension or the tailgate squeaking ?
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May 17, 2015, 07:26:45 PM
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Check the sway bar bushes. Might need some oft tape. Shuts them up quick smart.


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May 18, 2015, 10:14:40 AM
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Foz went for a service at Wayne.
He lubed some of the rubber parts and there is less squeaking.


BravoFox, I was looking at the tailgate this weekend.
I see there are rubber stoppers.
They might be the cause of some of the squeaks
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May 18, 2015, 10:15:12 AM
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Manfred

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Fozzie Driver, what is soft tape?

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May 18, 2015, 02:16:08 PM
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When I got my SH, the tailgate was squeaking pretty bad when going over uneven surfaces. I just took a stick of garage doorlube to all the rubber around it, and it was fixed.
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May 18, 2015, 02:28:08 PM
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What does the door lub look like?
Or what is it called?

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May 18, 2015, 05:56:39 PM
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Sorry. Plumbers tape


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May 18, 2015, 09:26:12 PM
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Eeze door-lube. I think Midas sells it.
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May 19, 2015, 08:45:22 AM
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I have plumbers tape.
Will go look at midas for the eeze door lube.


Was going to say eezi lube, but that just sounds wrong   :-[
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September 19, 2017, 08:11:27 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm having a similar issue with my 2007 Forester XS the last couple of weeks, squeaks in the front like an old car over bumps but is quiet otherwise.

Seems like the squeaking is worse in the cold, on a warm day seems to be quiet. I also read on other forums that driving in wet conditions (like we had here in Cape Town over the last month) could wash/remove any grease/lube in bushings.

Any ideas and solutions that came up since the last post in this thread?