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    Question Creaking Suspension....?

    The last day or so I've noticed a creaking from the suspension, it happens when I first get in the car (or after the car's been stood for some time)...when I pull out of a parking space and put full lock on. Anyone any ideas?

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    Do you get it when you 'land' after a speed hump too?

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    Yep, it's the handbrake shoes, sounds more drastic I know but thats what it is, try this leave it in gear and the handbrake off overnight and see if it does it again, hth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam View Post
    Do you get it when you 'land' after a speed hump too?
    ...it only happens after the car has been stood, set off this morning from a carpark after the car had been stood for 30 minutes, a creak when using full-lock and a creak when exiting the car park over the lip of a small curb.. after that fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    Yep, it's the handbrake shoes, sounds more drastic I know but thats what it is, try this leave it in gear and the handbrake off overnight and see if it does it again, hth.
    I do leave it in gear and pull the handbreak up three clicks when I'm parked, will give this a try, thanks Vv!

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    Which corner(s) seem to be affected? If it was the handbrake, I wouldn't have thought it would bind after only 30 mins standing?
    Last edited by parapaul; 22nd August 2007 at 11:19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parapaul View Post
    Which corner(s) seem to be affected? If it was the handbrake, I wouldn't have thought it would bind after only 30 mins standing?
    ...hard to say but I'd hazzard a guess at the front nearside. If it was the handbrake, would't it just be the back?

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    Ahhh, i thought you meant as you got in the car it creaked as if a spring was dry, if it's frontal then it won't be the handbrake, could be pads though, have you had new ones recently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    Ahhh, i thought you meant as you got in the car it creaked as if a spring was dry, if it's frontal then it won't be the handbrake, could be pads though, have you had new ones recently?
    ...I've had the car a month now, it was serviced by the dealership prior to me collecting it, but whether it had new pads or not I'm not sure, all I got was a stamp in the service book!

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    Could be anti roll bar mounts? Do a search for crunching suspension and you should find a few threads about this. They've generally been replaced under warranty if it is this.

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