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Old 09-11-2007, 12:00 AM   #1
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i started to notice a deep sounding squeak or rubbing noise coming from my rear end when i first go to pull out of parking slowly. any other time i will not here any noise unless im going 5 mph or less...? does anybody have any ideas on why this could be making noise..?

i do not want to be driving with my kids and something brakes and causes an acident... thanks i looked under but so far all looks solid and good but i honestly dont no what exactly im looking for.
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I'll move this to the mechanical problem section for you...you have two cars listed in your siggy...

Whoops! the second one is 1988...so... which car is it?
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Have your fittings been greased recently? I had an empty rear ball joint once on my '97 that made a pretty nasty squeak. It was totally gone though after the zerk fitting was re-packed with grease.
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Also, check your rear brakes, and see if perhaps you have a broken spring.
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I've heard similar sounds caused by the above mentioned springs, brakes, grease fittings and bad wheel bearings.
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i started to notice the noise when i bottomed out at my wifes job twice due to serious potholes hidden behind speed bumps...... i hit kinda hard both times.. 1 time i put a small dent in my muffler
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Can we get a pic of said speedbump and potholes.?
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Can we get a pic of said speedbump and potholes.?
yes i will take some with my cell phone

(also im refering to the 95 se) sorry for forgetting that..
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your rear anti-sway bar has rubber boots that hold it to the frame, they do dry out and some times fall out after time, check them. I just replaced them for my 95 SSE and the sweek is gone.
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