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Old 06-12-2013, 11:09 AM
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I installed a set of Eibach Pros about 5 months ago and have finally decided to look into this problem. I am experiencing a creaking sound coming from the rear suspension when making low speed turns (parking lot or backing into garage). I am still on stock shocks and have yet to pick up an adj. PHB. Any suggestions on where to start looking? I'm sure the PHB may be partially at fault considering I am side loading the rear. Is there anything I need to re-grease?

While on that subject, exactly what all does need to be lubricated or re-greased on these cars and at what intervals? I've always relied on the Jiffy Lube guys to do this for me until now.
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Creaking or squeeking? Metal on metal or something else?
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Not a squeak and doesnt really sound metal on metal. Maybe creaking isn't as good of a word as popping. Nearly sounds as if something is rotating and popping in and out of place as I make a low speed turn. (That also seems to be only noticeable when the turn is also on an incline/decline I've noticed no other symptoms/problems other than this sound.
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To be honest, something could have just come loose, or your springs might not be seated correctly. Did you do the install yourself?

A clear indication that one of your shocks has blown up is leaking or a fluid coating around the shock. Gotta remember that the stock shock/strut were valved for the stock spring.
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Yep, I did it myself. If I remember correctly, there was a notch where the bottom of the spring was seated that made it evident where the end of the coil needed to be. Guess I should get under there and check it out. I knew that my struts/shocks were on borrowed time after this install but I was hoping they'd hold up for a while longer.
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Your shocks/struts might still be alright, man. You are just accelerating their wear with the addition of aftermarket springs.

Remember that the springs also fit into a "groove" above the spring, too.
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