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I have a 2006 Outback XT and suspension is a little creaky. Not horrible just creaks a lkittle when going over speed bumps and the like.
Any advice on DIY lubricating chassis? Or possible having a shop do it. Do you think this would even help.

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No...Most likely the bushings are creaking due to age.

Look at your rear, forward lateral links in the rear. And the rear upper control arm with the car in the air...wheels hanging. (jack stands or a lift) The front control arm rear bushing also.

Look for dry, cracking, tearing...and rust on the bushing sleeves. Hitting failing bushing with lubricant is only a temporary fix...very temporary.

Identify the problem bushings and replace them or the links themselves.
 
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