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Common bad bushings to replace?


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My poor car. 1997 with 60,000 driven by a little old lady for 8 years. I've had it for two months and everything is starting to rattle, squeak and creek in the suspension as I give it the drive it never had. Sounds like I may have a motor mount, strut bearings and others wanting to be relaced.

But now I've got some serious "creeking" when the front end moves up and down over the road. You can even here it when I get out of the car now "creeeeeek", and I only way 190lbs...so it's not my fat ***!

What are common "creek" locations on the 986, what bushings are hating life and will I be able to see this once I get it on a lift or are some of the culprits imposable to see their failure.

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My poor car. 1997 with 60,000 driven by a little old lady for 8 years. I've had it for two months and everything is starting to rattle, squeak and creek in the suspension as I give it the drive it never had. Sounds like I may have a motor mount, strut bearings and others wanting to be relaced.

But now I've got some serious "creeking" when the front end moves up and down over the road. You can even here it when I get out of the car now "creeeeeek", and I only way 190lbs...so it's not my fat ***!

What are common "creek" locations on the 986, what bushings are hating life and will I be able to see this once I get it on a lift or are some of the culprits imposable to see their failure.

Lower control arm with built in ball joint was the problem I had.

The whole arm had to be replaced @ £120 for the parts. USD 200 ??????

Also 1 hour labour I reckon

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Lower control arm with built in ball joint was the problem I had.

The whole arm had to be replaced @ £120 for the parts. USD 200 ??????

Also 1 hour labour I reckon

I'm having noises come from my front end on the road - so I suspect the same problem - does no one do a replacement bush for these?

I've just had Elephant Racing bushes fitted to my 1973 car and hope someone might be selling something similar for the moderns! :rolleyes:

Philip

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I'm having noises come from my front end on the road - so I suspect the same problem - does no one do a replacement bush for these?

I've just had Elephant Racing bushes fitted to my 1973 car and hope someone might be selling something similar for the moderns! :rolleyes:

Philip

The creaking sound is most likely the ball joint. It's supposed to be sealed, but it loses some grease. If you use a large syringe, you can inject some grease (make sure it's safe for rubber parts) into the boot and your squeaks will go away. I'm going to eventually see if the replacement boots I have for the 928 are the same size and I'll post it when I find out, but it may be a while.
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The creaking sound is most likely the ball joint. It's supposed to be sealed, but it loses some grease. If you use a large syringe, you can inject some grease (make sure it's safe for rubber parts) into the boot and your squeaks will go away. I'm going to eventually see if the replacement boots I have for the 928 are the same size and I'll post it when I find out, but it may be a while.

Aha - thanks for this - I need to fit some new discs to the front so I'll have a poke around then.

Philip

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