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Old 11-06-2007, 02:07 PM   #11
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IIRC Couldnt he also pull the plug in the trunk to get the ELC to pump???
i already have the plug pulled....the back seems to be a lilttle higher [ even thoguh i still did not hear the pump} but i see more bonnies sitting higher and my back is still squeky...im replying to u guys as i ride.....but i will check for the voltage and operation of compressor once i get to work.....i'm looking a another bonny right now and i can atleast 4in over her back tire and mine is not even 1in.....with the plug unplugged
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The squeak could be the sway bar bushings being frozen to the bar and each flex or bump creates a squeak.

Could also be a bad strut mount.
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The squeak could be the sway bar bushings being frozen to the bar and each flex or bump creates a squeak.

Could also be a bad strut mount.
were doing a lot of talk about this and I really appreciate the help but i guess the bottom line what i'm try to find out is does it sound like a strut is bad by the squeky sound and the car sitting low in the back or i still have to check the compressor and if i were to plug that switch back up when does it get power or is it a one -shot to let air out the system when the car is off?
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The compressor will cause the car to sit low. The compressor shouldn't cause a squeak. The struts usually don't squeak, when they go bad..you notice an extremely poor ride quality.

Here'* a hypothetical for you though... a strut went bad in the sense it started leaking air. The compressor kept running (timers etc) until it basically gave up. Then..with the car sitting slightly differently than before..your squeak showed up.

It could all be connected or it could all be seperate. Diagnosing is the only way to find out.
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ok thanks bill so lets go from step 1 thru ? to check this out
can you list them because i dont trust anybody with my bonny but me
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Start with what Travis already requested. While you are under..look at the rear sway bar and it'* bushings. Also push up and down on the car..where is the sound coming from?
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IIRC Couldnt he also pull the plug in the trunk to get the ELC to pump???
i pulled the plug and the car is still sittin way way too low.... and i dont hear the pump....when i try putting air in the air nozzle i dont hear air coming out like a leak but at the same time the back end never goes up and i dont see any pressure on my air gauge just trying to check for pressure
i also pushed up and down on the car and the sound sounds like it coming form right behide the the rotor or something and i haer the squeek squeek on both sides of the car
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ok there are the pics.....thanks for the info on uploading
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i had the same problem on my car, and i am in the process of fixing it. first of all it was worn endlinks and sway bar bushings. second source was teh strut. Look at your strut and see if it is starting to leak fluid onto the strut shaft itself. if you can see fluid on the strut it is more then likely starting to go. that was the source of the squeek in my bonnie.
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