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    Default Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    What type of grease can I use to lubricate between bushing and trailing arm bracket?


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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

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    I sprayed it with Wd40 and it stopped. This tells me where the squeak is coming from.


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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    Get a tube of that marine water resistant grease that they use in boats.

    That part of the car is subject to a alot of water when it rains and regular grease can be washed away.

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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    Quote Originally Posted by Fivefingerdeathpunch View Post
    Get a tube of that marine water resistant grease that they use in boats.

    That part of the car is subject to a alot of water when it rains and regular grease can be washed away.
    Perfect. Thank you.


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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    It looks like you could drop it easy enough to get at it better.

    You need a silicone grease with PTFE so it doesn't effect the rubber.
    Or just keep spraying it with WD40 Dry Lube PTFE spray...good stuff

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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    What I use....Mission Automotive Dielectric Grease / Silicone Paste / Waterproof Marine Grease

    https://www.amazon.com/Dielectric-Gr.../dp/B016E5E59G

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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    Where does one get silicone with PTFE?


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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundyman View Post
    Where does one get silicone with PTFE?
    well from that link for one.

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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    Looks like I will have to wait before taking things apart. I am replacing lateral arms so it might be a good idea to lubricate all at once.


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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    All I could find locally is sil-glyde
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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    That will work. Seems to be a favorite for a lot of people from what I read

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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    Lateral arms all removed. Rear bolts by fuel tank was a pita.


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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    The metal bushing is really worn compared to oem.IMG_6792.JPG
    I suspect the metal bushing on trailing arm is rubbing against trailing arm bracket.


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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    Weld on lateral arm is spottyIMG_6794.JPG

    This is from Rare Parts which supposedly is an upgrade to OEM


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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    Look what just arrived from Amazon.IMG_6796.JPG


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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    Quote Originally Posted by Burgundyman View Post
    Look what just arrived from Amazon.IMG_6796.JPG

    You must have read the reviews.

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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    Quote Originally Posted by spazzz View Post
    You must have read the reviews.
    I did. Given how much work it is to change lateral and trailing arms, I wanted to get it right.👍


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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    EVERYTHING goes better with luuuuuube.....
    not what it looks like

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    Default Re: Trailing Arm Bushing Squeak

    Update...after replacing trailing arms, track bar, sway bar, etc...I lubed bushings and had a wheel alignment. No squeaks. Drives like a dream.


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