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Suspension Squeaks
« on: February 02, 2009, 12:01:49 AM »
I don't know if the TSB still applies but here it is
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Subject: Squeak/Squawk Noise from Front End When Driving Over Bumps (Replace Front Stabilizer Clamps and Insulators (Bushings)) #07-03-08-003 - (03/29/2007)

Models: 2007 Pontiac Solstice
           2007 Saturn Sky
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Condition:
Some customers may comment on a squeak/squawk noise from the front suspension while driving over small bumps.

Cause:
This condition may be caused by the contacted surfaces of the insulator bushings squeaking against the stabilizer bar and/or clamp in cold weather.

Correction:
Vehicles Equipped with FE2 Suspension
On FE2 suspension vehicles, replace the original insulator bushings with same part number (P/N 15887219) and install revised replacement clamps, P/N 15784871. Refer to Stabilizer Shaft Insulator Replacement in SI.

Vehicles Equipped with FE3 Suspension
Replace the insulator bushings with revised bushings, P/N 25789241. At this time, also replace the insulator clamps with P/N 15784871. Refer to Stabilizer Shaft Insulator Replacement in SI.

Parts Information:
Part Number    Description Qty

15887219 Insulator, Stabilizer Bar (FE2) 2

25789241 Insulator, Stabilizer Bar (FE3) 2

15784871 Clamp, Stabilizer Bar Insulator (All) 2

Warranty Information:
For vehicles repaired under warranty, use:

Labor Operation Description Labor Time

E2180* Insulator and/or Bracket, Front Stabilizer 0.3 hr

*The Labor Time Guide will be updated with this new time in the future.

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 02:36:57 AM »
My friend you are a mind reader I was about to start looking for this, before I take my car in next week to have the steering wheel controls fixed. Figured I would have them both done at the same time.

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 09:21:23 PM »
Good luck lilgoat.  I tried them and got the "failure to duplicate"

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009, 09:47:01 AM »
Dark Tech was there yesterday for his rear diff recall and they wouldn't do his because he would need to schedule another appointment.  They told him they need a 4 hour block...

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2009, 01:47:03 PM »
Good luck lilgoat.  I tried them and got the "failure to duplicate"
I got the same thing, of course it was top down weather...

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2009, 01:57:59 PM »
Speed bump in the early AM is how I got them to hear it.
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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2009, 05:11:42 PM »
Dark Tech was there yesterday for his rear diff recall and they wouldn't do his because he would need to schedule another appointment.  They told him they need a 4 hour block...
:lol: Are they gonna get a surprise when they only get paid .3 hours by GM!  :lol:
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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009, 02:49:44 AM »
The dealer called me and thanked me when Dark Tech made his appointment, they are hurting for business, I keep forgeting to email Jay with the TSB, they can have my car all day, I'll just be asleep anyway. Last time I was in there I sat in the Service Manager's office for about 30 minutes just chatting, so I may have an edge. If I can get it done then they will have to do everyone else too. I will update everyone as soon as I take my car in. I will tell Jay if they don't do it I will send Chuck back in, he is known as a "problem child"

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2009, 09:27:25 AM »
Sounds good.  I hope they stay in business. I am going to video my squeak because by the time I get there (1.5 hr drive) there is no squeak.

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2009, 02:41:22 PM »
I had this taken car of last spring when I took the car in to have them destroy the rear lower control arms, AKA the pinion seal recall.  I just called the service manager and asked if he was aware of the TSB and told him I would like to have it done at the same time as the pinion seal.  No one even asked if I was having a squeak or not, which I wasn't as I almost never drive the car unless the top is in the down position and most of the time this prevents me from driving the car if it is cold out.  Then again the service manager and I have a bit of an understanding as both he and the CFO of the dealership ended up coming out to my house one night to talk about defective tires on my car.  This came after I informed someone else at the dealership that if they didn't make things right I was going to have a long talk with the owner of the dealership, turns out he is friends with one of my former bosses.
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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2009, 02:45:22 PM »
Sounds good.  I hope they stay in business. I am going to video my squeak because by the time I get there (1.5 hr drive) there is no squeak.

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2009, 03:27:24 PM »
Ha Ha Ha

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2009, 05:02:09 PM »
chuck there will always be that sqeak behind the wheel - steering wheel   :crazy: that is  :rofl:
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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2009, 08:30:59 PM »
The dealer called me and thanked me when Dark Tech made his appointment, they are hurting for business, I keep forgeting to email Jay with the TSB, they can have my car all day, I'll just be asleep anyway. Last time I was in there I sat in the Service Manager's office for about 30 minutes just chatting, so I may have an edge. If I can get it done then they will have to do everyone else too. I will update everyone as soon as I take my car in. I will tell Jay if they don't do it I will send Chuck back in, he is known as a "problem child"

I was really impressed with the dealer, they really know to take care of there customers.  I also would like to mention that I scheduled the appointment for the sqeeky suspension on a Saturday which is impressive.  The dealer near us only does services monday thourgh friday.


Go-n Def, the day when i drove home from the dealer you probably would of driven with the top down.  It was 44 degrees.

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2009, 11:53:48 PM »
Yep!

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2009, 02:52:46 AM »
I was really impressed with the dealer, they really know to take care of there customers.  I also would like to mention that I scheduled the appointment for the sqeeky suspension on a Saturday which is impressive.  The dealer near us only does services monday thourgh friday.


Go-n Def, the day when i drove home from the dealer you probably would of driven with the top down.  It was 44 degrees.

I am pretty impressed, good free coffee and free wireless access in the waiting room is a nice touch. They seem to actually care about there customers, they used to be open for service until 9:00 and on Sunday but just didn't get enough business.

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2009, 12:34:30 PM »
 I took mine in for yet again another leak from the rear end.  I guess it was the vent leaking again.  We'll see.  The front end was SQUEAKING when I drove it in.  They called GM and GM told them to drive it after the car warms up from being in the shop.  No more Squeak.  They claim that the bushings are very tight and they will squeek when it gets cold outside.
 The Dealership Treaded me very well when I'm there.  I know I'm a Pain in the Butt, but the car should be right.
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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2009, 10:08:52 PM »
I emailed the TSB to Jay, the service writer, just told him the car squeals when I pull out of the driveway and on speed bumps, scheduled the appointment for next Tuesday to take care of it. Have to wait and see what they do, but they scheduled Dark Tech too.

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2009, 10:59:25 PM »
Darn, I have patients on tuesday, I will make one for wed.
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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2009, 03:48:59 AM »
I emailed the TSB to Jay, the service writer, just told him the car squeals when I pull out of the driveway and on speed bumps, scheduled the appointment for next Tuesday to take care of it. Have to wait and see what they do, but they scheduled Dark Tech too.
Stop hitting the gas so hard and this may not happen! :lol:

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2009, 03:51:22 AM »
I have class on Monday that's why I set it up for Tuesday when I have no class.

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2009, 07:34:29 PM »
Stop hitting the gas so hard and this may not happen! :lol:

You don't have to hit the gas that hard for it to happen! :brnout:
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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2009, 07:42:57 PM »
Have no class, It is so hard to keep quiet and not say the obvious,  shut up chuck.  Don't do it>

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2009, 07:48:35 PM »
Have no class, It is so hard to keep quiet and not say the obvious,  shut up chuck.  Don't do it>

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Re: Suspension Squeaks
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2009, 03:43:07 PM »
Oh come on Chuck that was a setup if ever I saw one and you let me down, old Rodney Dangerfield joke, from Back to School

Diane: Actually, I'd like to join you, but I have class tonight.
Thornton Melon: Oh. How 'bout tomorrow night?
Diane: I have class then, too.
Thornton Melon: I'll tell you what, then. Why don't you call me some time when you have no class?
Diane: [laughs] Alright. Maybe I will.

 

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