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Old 11-23-2009, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default 04 AWD Redline.....squeaky front springs??

I own a 04 AWD Redline with 45000 miles. There is a wicked creaking/squeaky noise coming from the front, I'm assuming it's the springs as it only occurs when going over a bump.

Any of you experience this before? or have any suggestions as to what could be causing the problem?

Appreciate any advice.
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Old 11-23-2009, 06:39 PM   #2
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Strut mounts.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:00 PM   #3
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Strut mounts.
makes sense......easy fix?, whats involved?
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find the replacement parts at your local auto store, left hand and right hand,
for your year.
Jack it up..block it up and remove your wheels or a side at a time, whatever you prefer. when you do, you will see where the strut links are mounted easily, but removing them might be a bee-atch without an impact driver to break em free as they are torqued pretty good..a cannot remember the spec, but once you have them loosened, you will have to place a metric allen wrench in the shaft of the link bolt, for each end, and back them off with a box wrench, 19 mm I believe,..the link bolt is designed like that to keep you from twisting the grease boot, and tearing it..take off top and bottom, clean up your mounting points, and grab the new part for that side of the truck, and have to be diligent to hold that shaft on the reinstall, to make sure you do not twist the grease boot all to hell when you are re-installing the links. get the torque spec from the box of your new part, and once you have em tight with the box wrench, and the allen key for holding is no longer needed, torque down the nuts to the correct spec. all toll, this should take you about 1/2 hour a side, very simple, when you take your old links out..try to see if they move will find that they bind and creak and groan and lock up, and there goes your problem! A lot of folks here have done this job, some say that the replacement aftermarket links are bad, I have used them from Advanced Auto and so far about 15k miles since the change I have no complaints, they were about 35 bucks a side. If you are not comfortable with aftermarket, I guess the dealer would have em, but I am not sure what the price would be. This is very straight forward, and it should be simple with the correct tools. Best Regards, Doc
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