Join Date: Jun 2011
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Just wanted to follow up on this thread. We took the right rear strut back off again, just to make sure that it got installed correctly. While I had it out, I used this dry lubricant (Liquid Wrench dry lubricant with CERFLON) on the points where the spring met with the tower/mount. Before we put the strut and the wheel back on, I looked around and noticed that one bushing, the highest one straight in (I suppose it's one of the things you're referring to as a "sway bar bushing") appeared to have some metal shards sticking out of it. I have no idea how they got there, but the car was struck on the right rear side a while back and had some significant damage to the body, and had to be bent back into shape, so maybe this was related.
Anyway, I sprayed the dry lubricant into that bushing as well, and when we put it back together and on the ground, I couldn't get it to squeak any more, no matter how much I shook it or jumped on the bumper. So I'm going to consider it "fixed" until I hear it squeaking again. At that point, I may have a closer look, but I wasn't ready to start taking more things apart, when a little spray lubricant would do the trick ;-)
thanks for the help,