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    Default Well another rubbish day, Coupled with Stupidity...

    Getting major creaking/rubbing sound from the rear suspension... One side was doing it slightly before the PI's got fitted. then both even louder pretty much afterwards...

    Been looking forward to today all week as thought i'll finally get rid of the creaking

    Anyway, picked up replacement rear ARB bushes today and went to fit them. Took me about 10 mins to get the 1st one off and check it was a 19mm one. perfect i thought, opens boot to get the new bushes and there completely different!! After some ranting about "stealers" i fully clean and re grease the old ones using some white silicon grease and puts everything back together... the second side was a pain because the cradle kept popping lose - ended up an hour in total...

    It was then as i put the jack away in the boot i found the brand new 19mm bushes, and remebered i'd ordered front ones a couple of month ago and its them that i'd looked at this is the only thing to cheer me up today...


    Anyway, still got the same creak!!... On looking at the PI springs, the writing is upside down - i know the rears are the same anyway up but when i grab or try twist the spring. the top rubber pad makes a similar creaking noise!!!

    Trailing arm and other bushes look fine, but do get a knock from one side now and again... Looks like i'm just gonna give a fist full of cash to someone else to sort again because i'm too ill and pee'd off to care about the car at min

    oh and after my touch up and detail session someones decided to open there door ever so slightly against mine (probably at work) - So now needs another touch up on the bump strip...

    I hate having a car!!!!!

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    are your shocks original or have you replaced them when you fitted the PI's?

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    Original, but had them off and pressed down and there silent...

    Paid friday, may just garage it...

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    Now that would **** me off always the way though mate hope you get it all sorted soon

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    Well, just been to check springs. and the writing is right way up on the drivers side. so guessing they are painted and printed the same way up... couldn't get in with my spring clamps but under the weight of the car i cant see how it can be them...

    Taken both rear shocks off again and gave them a clean with a rag... and yes there spot on... Painting thems cheered me up a little but noise is still there, tut...

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