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Old 03-15-2004, 06:54 PM   #1
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Ok....I had a 93' Cutlass SL 4 Door a couple years ago...and it had this a$$ creak...
well one day the monoleaf rear spring snapped and my car was on the ground.

My 96' GP SE is doing the creak....
am I looking at the same problem/future?
What can I do...fix it?....replacement options?
It HAS to be inexpensive...

any help is greatly appreciated!
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Hrm, check all the body panel mounts, and suspension. Things shouldn't move by hand while they have weight on them.

Check your license plate! My subs knock mine around with only 2 bolts on it...
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ITs definately a suspension creak....someone on clubgp pointed me to a rubber
end cap that is on the end of my rear mono-leaf spring...or the lack of one...

One is missing....that appears to be me creak!
I guess i need the rubber piece and some industrial glue....

I a way to lift the spring...which aint going to be easy...uhg
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ITs definately a suspension creak....someone on clubgp pointed me to a rubber
end cap that is on the end of my rear mono-leaf spring...or the lack of one...

One is missing....that appears to be me creak!
I guess i need the rubber piece and some industrial glue....

I a way to lift the spring...which aint going to be easy...uhg
Man I feel for you...when I had my '94 GP the same thing happened (except lost both rubbber caps). We tried everything to put some rubber on there, but that piece takes so much friction that nothing stays...I hope you have better luck. Worse yet, the mechanic said that the only way to stop the noise is to replace the entire piece...at $500 a pop!

We never did fix it.
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ITs definately a suspension creak....someone on clubgp pointed me to a rubber
end cap that is on the end of my rear mono-leaf spring...or the lack of one...

One is missing....that appears to be me creak!
I guess i need the rubber piece and some industrial glue....

I a way to lift the spring...which aint going to be easy...uhg
Man I feel for you...when I had my '94 GP the same thing happened (except lost both rubbber caps). We tried everything to put some rubber on there, but that piece takes so much friction that nothing stays...I hope you have better luck. Worse yet, the mechanic said that the only way to stop the noise is to replace the entire piece...at $500 a pop!

We never did fix it.
Well found out Federal Mogul make a kit to fix the issue!
For $20!
My local auto parts store has one on the shelf for me to pick up tomorrow!
Woooohoooo!

Here is the link to the *.pdf document incase your interested in seeing.
http://www.federal-mogul.com/fmeconn...loads/2022.pdf

Thanks!
~Jeff
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ITs definately a suspension creak....someone on clubgp pointed me to a rubber
end cap that is on the end of my rear mono-leaf spring...or the lack of one...

One is missing....that appears to be me creak!
I guess i need the rubber piece and some industrial glue....

I a way to lift the spring...which aint going to be easy...uhg
Man I feel for you...when I had my '94 GP the same thing happened (except lost both rubbber caps). We tried everything to put some rubber on there, but that piece takes so much friction that nothing stays...I hope you have better luck. Worse yet, the mechanic said that the only way to stop the noise is to replace the entire piece...at $500 a pop!

We never did fix it.
Well found out Federal Mogul make a kit to fix the issue!
For $20!
My local auto parts store has one on the shelf for me to pick up tomorrow!
Woooohoooo!

Here is the link to the *.pdf document incase your interested in seeing.
http://www.federal-mogul.com/fmeconn...loads/2022.pdf

Thanks!
~Jeff
Well, that'* annoying (not for you obviously :P as you can now fix the problem, but for me...I put up with years of squeaking ). Well, I'm very happy for you.
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