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Offline chuckdoc

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Front end Squeak fixed
« on: February 13, 2009, 07:58:09 AM »
Well I finally took my car in to get the squeak fixed.  It had really gotten bad lately.  Went into the good dealer in Manassas (Koons), and instead of the "failure to duplicate" I got the, "we know about the TSB and have the parts in stock now"  "so have a seat and we will have you out of here in a jiffy."  Well, I took my lap top, read the forum using there free internet access, had a free cup of coffee and right after I sent a message to lilgoat that I was at his favorite dealer, Jeff tapped me on the shoulder and said it was all done.  He asked me if I wanted the car washed and I said nope but thanks for asking and I drove back to work.  It is such a shame that it is 1 1/2 hours from home.

If all the dealers would learn from them, I feel GM would not be in such trouble.  They are smart too because they also sell and service Hondas.  So they cover all basis.

On the way home I hit every bump I could find and also drove fast over a couple of speed bumps and no squeak. 

So if you are thinking of having it fixed, I would go for it.

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Re: Front end Squeak fixed
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 08:41:23 AM »
ChuckDoc

Two questions --

IS that Koons in Manassas? 

Does the fix consist of different compound control arm bushings?

Polyurethane bushings are generally a bit firmer and more durable (both good from the handling standpoint), but they can be squeaky.  Was thinking of replacing all the suspension bushings with urethane.

So I wonder how the dealer approached this???

« Last Edit: February 13, 2009, 09:08:41 AM by Ben L »

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Re: Front end Squeak fixed
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 10:03:15 AM »
Info on the TSB is here http://kappaperformance.com/forum/index.php?topic=677.0

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)
« Last Edit: December 23, 2010, 03:47:20 PM by DeepBlueGXP »

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Re: Front end Squeak fixed
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 12:51:09 PM »
Glad you didn't get a flat trying to duplicate on the way home  :D.
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Re: Front end Squeak fixed
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 03:22:46 PM »
Yes, Koons in Manassas.

And they followed the TSB perfectly.  I am not sure what they replaced but I would follow posted TSB from Deep and assume that is what they did.
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Re: Front end Squeak fixed
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 04:03:10 PM »
They probably put lard on the bushings, Chuck would never know the difference  :lol:
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Re: Front end Squeak fixed
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009, 06:37:34 PM »
Anyone know the composition of the replacement bushings?

Poly or rubber?  Harder or softer than stock?

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Re: Front end Squeak fixed
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009, 10:27:30 PM »
Sorry, don't know!!!

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Re: Front end Squeak fixed
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2009, 10:31:34 PM »
I have forgotten, been a while, but do remember they were a different shape.

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Re: Front end Squeak fixed
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2009, 05:30:26 PM »
They are a rubber but I can't tell you if they were harder or not.

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Re: Front end Squeak fixed
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2009, 08:20:23 PM »
Dark Tech got his replaced today at Koons Manassas.  Then he want to LiL Goats (3 blocks away)

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Re: Front end Squeak fixed
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2009, 08:21:24 PM »
Did he come back????

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Re: Front end Squeak fixed
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2009, 08:24:36 PM »
Not yet!!

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Re: Front end Squeak fixed
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2009, 08:26:18 PM »
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