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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-20-2014, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on Suspension Noise?

I'm having a heck of a time nailing down a presumed suspension noise. Anyone up for a game of name that noise?

For a few months now I have been dealing with a creaking noise from my front passenger side suspension. I figured it was just from the cold, but it has continued into warmer weather. It's a creaking/crunching noise, followed by what sounds like tire rubbing the fender liner. It only happens 2 places on my commute, leaving my driveway and leaving the lot at work. The only thing those spots have in common are deep gutters. I am unable to reproduce the noise over speed bumps, on the highway, down the road etc.

I did my brakes a week ago and poked around to no avail. I replaced my struts, springs, mounts, and sway links a year ago. Strut is clean/no oil, spring is intact, no noise while turning, sway links look good, and I didn't feel much play in the wheel while the car was jacked. My only thought at this point is it's the cab.

Anyone ever have a similar gremlin? Opinions?

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I had small rocks or gravel laying on top of the strut table where the coil spring seats. Unbelievable how much noise a few little rocks would do. I vacuumed and blew compressed air in there and the noise went away. When the spring compresses the rocks would get caught up between the coils I suppose causing a screaching noise.

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