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eplegrand
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Apr 19, 2015, 9:19 PM

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When I drive slow I have the feeling my suspension is making noise (in the back). My car is a kind of SUV based on a pickup (I live in Thailand so I don't think the type is known with most of you).
I went a few times to the garage but they couldn't figure it out.

Actually, I think the suspension is dry / need some grease. But I am not sure. Can this be the case? If so, what kind of grease or oil should I use?


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 19, 2015, 9:46 PM

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You are right. We probably wont have exact specifics for a vehicle not sold here but suspending a car/vehicle is usually a couple different styles.


Give us at least a year and suspension style! Leaf springs? McPherson struts, axle/differential or independently suspended? Something.


Most anything within last 40+ years has nothing to routinely grease on the rear of a vehicle. Some with leaf type springs you did have grease fittings ages upon ages ago or would also oil between the leafs.


Any which way or style if it's making noise there's something to do or fix and with no more info from you can't even guess more than I just did,


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eplegrand
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Apr 19, 2015, 9:56 PM

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The car is a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. The back suspension is coil spring suspension. Hope that information could be helpful. Looking forward for some suggestions.


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 19, 2015, 10:09 PM

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With just that, coil sprung suspension uses struts with rubber bushings to hold the wheels/axle in place both front to rear forces and side to side. Any of those could make noise.


Shocks alone can make noise. If struts not shocks the top can be rubber and squeaky or springs themselves where they set on metal can make some noise.


Don't use real oils on rubber in general you want "rubber friendly" oils, lubs or greases. Metal to metal normal but just worn some harmlessly you could just oil and or use grease in spots that move.
Some set ups could use sway bars the twist and make noise as well or plain be broken?


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