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    I am hoping someone can help me out in this matter. I have noticed that when i drive over speed bumps that the suspension creaks. But when that car has been on a journey it goes. It's kind of like it needs to warm up. I hope that it's a normal type of thing with this car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter-gsi View Post
    I am hoping someone can help me out in this matter. I have noticed that when i drive over speed bumps that the suspension creaks. But when that car has been on a journey it goes. It's kind of like it needs to warm up. I hope that it's a normal type of thing with this car.
    Mine dooes it too, in fact so does my Lexus. When it's been on a run it's fine. I've always assumed it's rubber bushes or such like that creak when it's cold. Been like it 4 years now and not been a problem.

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    i get the same thing. have assumed its the ARB bushes just havent got round to sorting then

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    Mine has always done this since I got it at 23k miles. I'm almost certain it's the shock absorbers, which quieten down as they heat up with all the energy that goes through them absorbing bumps. Suspension bushes wouldn't change their noise with driving unless they get hot for some reason. The dealer greased up the spring cups where the front and rear springs sit, but that didn't make much difference. I suppose it's worth a try doing that if you have time on your hands and nothing better to do.
    Anti roll bar bushes tend to rattle or bang when worn as metal hits metal, but I guess they could creak too. A good dose of rubber lubricant on them and road test should show that up. If that's not the cause, try the same trick on the spring cups then the suspension bushes. If no change, then it's looking like the shockers. I just live with it, as it's never got worse or better.
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    ARB's me thinks. when i bought mine they creaked. took it back to the stealers and they supposedly changed them. 3 months later they started doing it again. I suspect they stuck some oil on them to stop them creaking.

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    Does the car pull to one side? as that is the best sign for bushes that are on there way out?

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    sounds like arbs............try a squirt of wd40

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