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My 2000 E430 has an annoying squeek, passenger rear wheel well. I removed the tire, sprayed every bushing, fitting, moving part I could see with silicone. No difference at all. Any idea what I'm looking at here? Worn out bushings?
 

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My 2000 E430 has an annoying squeek, passenger rear wheel well. I removed the tire, sprayed every bushing, fitting, moving part I could see with silicone. No difference at all. Any idea what I'm looking at here? Worn out bushings?
Possibly the top of your rear shock, at the tower, where it mounts?
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Let's hope it's not the LCA bushings.
Make sure you also check the LCA bushings in the knuckle. The bushings in there can fail (seal breaks over time and age) and starts leaking grease ----> metal-to-metal contact. -----> squeak gremlin.
Requires you to press them out and press new ones in.
 

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My 2000 E430 has an annoying squeek, passenger rear wheel well. I removed the tire, sprayed every bushing, fitting, moving part I could see with silicone. No difference at all. Any idea what I'm looking at here? Worn out bushings?
Most likely rusty lower wheel carrier joint. #20

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I鈥檇 start with the cheapest and easiest first that being the sway bar links. I had squeaks and thumping. The bushings looked fine with no cracks but when I removed them I could see the glazing and play on the inside. And the rubber was hard compared to the new bushings.


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I鈥檇 start with the cheapest and easiest first that being the sway bar links. I had squeaks and thumping. The bushings looked fine with no cracks but when I removed them I could see the glazing and play on the inside. And the rubber was hard compared to the new bushings.


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New link on order. good idea, thanks!
 

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Let's hope it's not the LCA bushings.
Make sure you also check the LCA bushings in the knuckle. The bushings in there can fail (seal breaks over time and age) and starts leaking grease ----> metal-to-metal contact. -----> squeak gremlin.
Requires you to press them out and press new ones in.
Looking for alternative but i think you are right. It is very loud inside the wheelwell when pushing down rear of car. Below and behind the rotor. Any idea what it costs to replace the outer bushing? A local chain repair shop said they could only replace the entire LCA, qouted $850 plus $90 alignment! wth!
 

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Looking for alternative but i think you are right. It is very loud inside the wheelwell when pushing down rear of car. Below and behind the rotor. Any idea what it costs to replace the outer bushing? A local chain repair shop said they could only replace the entire LCA, qouted $850 plus $90 alignment! wth!
Joint in question is pressed into wheel carrier. Nothing to do with lower control arm.
 

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Loden,
The "...bushing in the knuckle".... post #4.
RE-read post #4.
 

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Loden,
The "...bushing in the knuckle".... post #4.
RE-read post #4.
Yes, I think you are referring to this?
 

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Yes, I think you are referring to this?
RE-read post #5.
 

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Yeah, thats the one that goes into the knuckle.
 

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Purchase a spray can of silicon oil and spray every rubber bush you can see underb the rear end .Do this before you go out and speend meger bucks . I did its cured mine.
 

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Purchase a spray can of silicon oil and spray every rubber bush you can see underb the rear end .Do this before you go out and speend meger bucks . I did its cured mine.
Already did that (see post #1), still squeeks!
 
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