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Old 06-19-2015, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default Strut Mount Squeak When Hot.

Hey guys,

I replaced my struts about 2 months ago and my driver side one squeaks when I turn the steering when its above 70 degrees outside, The Struts were GM and the mounts were AC Delco, The OEM Saturn Mounts were discontinued, I tried lubricating the top where the rubber cushion is but the noise still persists on warm days, When the strut cools the noise is completely gone its like something slightly expands to make the rubber squeak noise occur, Is there any difference between the Saturn OEM mounts and the Delco ones? I'm to the point where I'm going to get junkyard OEM Saturn mounts for this car so its quiet again.
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It is the edge of the top bearing, it is plastic and will come apart so you can sand down the edge a little.
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Default Re: Strut Mount Squeak When Hot.

I see, I don't even remember seeing a lip on that bearing case, Would the lip gradually wear down and get quiet? The passenger side strut doesn't make any noise at all and the mounts were the same??
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The top mount will separate and the top part sets down over the lower and it will squeak. There is a post here somewhere regarding this.
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Default Re: Strut Mount Squeak When Hot.

I saw a couple posts about the bearing housing having a lip or something on it causing the noise when its under load, Some people have had success with sanding it off some do not, What I cant understand is does the Original Saturn Bearing not have this on it? I could kick myself that I didn't look closer at them when I had it apart.
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Yes, they all have a lip. That is what keeps dirt and water out of the bearing.
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I had the Monroe squeak. I took apart and put wheel bearing grease on any possible moving part and it got rid of the damn hot squeak noise...
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