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Old 04-11-2012, 09:58 AM
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Default Front Shock Squeak

I had a set of ride adjustable Bilstein's installed last November by a small local shop and I've noticed the last couple weeks there is a squeak coming from the front end, mostly when I hit small bumps in the road. The weird thing is when I hit large bumps (speed bump or pulling into the driveway), there's nothing.

After some crawling around it looks like the piston is rubbing against the lower section of the top mount. I've isolated it by spraying some white lithium grease into the top mount from underneath and the squeaking will stop for 3-4 days. Also...when I feel around the top of the top mount (by the 3 mounting bolts and strut nut), it feels like the strut nut is offset in the top mount.

Did the shop forget to install some kind of bushing or washer?

I know a lot of guys have went to these shocks and I'm wondering if anyone else has had a problem like this.

Any help would be appreciated.
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