Jump to content

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Front strut tower bearing lube


Recommended Posts

Good day, I believe my upper strut tower bearing is creaking when I turn the steering wheel. It is not very loud but is happening all the time now. My question is can I some how lube this thing since it is a sealed bearing and if so what type of lube would be best ? Thanks

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I had a noise that I would call "creaking," too. At first, I thought it was coming from under the dash somewhere along the steering column. Ultimately, I had my wife turn the steering wheel left/right while I hunted around for the origin of the sound-- with an ear a few inches from the top of one shock tower or the other, there was no doubt it was coming from there. One was noisier than the other.

The bearings are relatively inexpensive, but require removing and disassembling the strut. In a nutshell, you have to remove the caliper, disconnect the tie rod and lower control arm from the knuckle, and remove the fasteners that clamp/hold the strut assemble. Pulling the strut out after everything is disconnected requires some technique. As for special tools, you'll need a spring compressor, a certain kind of ball joint removal tool, and a special socket to properly torque one of the nuts when you put it all back together. Some of the bolts are to be replaced, rather than reused. Even though I carefully marked everything, I performed an alignment afterwards and found some tweaks were needed.

After I replaced the bearings, the noise was gone. I highly doubt you can lube them in place and achieve a lasting improvement. --Brian

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.