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Old 02-04-2012, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Front left side suspension squeaking when car is cold

2008 fa5 60k miles

When the car sits overnight (I live in Michigan) the frot driverside suspension squeaks or about 20 minutes until the car is "warmed up" I.e. not the engine part of the car but the suspension starts working hard after a few bumps.

Anyone else have this problem/ a possible solution?


Car is totally stock, I did the bounce test on the suspension and it feels fine and looks good, haven't gotten under the car yet because of the time of year it is...I'm thinking maybeee a bushing on the top of the strut could be wearing down...?
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mine does the same. Slight squeak. It could either be the suspension or the body of the car flexing.

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Old 02-04-2012, 01:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have the same issue, same side to. My friend also had it. He went under warranty to Honda and they replaced his whole suspension on that side. Now from what i have read, could be wrong though, is that the top of the strut has ball bearings there that wear and cause the squeeking....im not 100% sure on this and am still looking for a 100% answer



You can also see what these guys did, page 4 seems to have some info on this problem

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Old 02-04-2012, 01:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Every Honda I have owned does this.
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Old 02-04-2012, 01:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Every Honda I have owned does this.
Within m immediate family we have 6 Hondas and know one has ever had that issue...maybe I should call Honda. I'm not paying for them to fix it though I better call American Honda bleh
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I'm on stock suspension, and my car has been doing this since it was brand spankin' new. It just sounds like dry rubber being worked around. Like you said, it goes away after a little bit of driving. Same with mine, and I don't worry about it anymore.


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Old 02-05-2012, 07:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My Honda started doing that at around 45,000 miles and it it more noticeable when it is cold out. I had the entire front suspension check out and everything is ok. I just learned to live with it. You cannot hear anything at all in the summertime when it is warm out. It is only when it is very cold that you really notice it. I wouldnt do anything with the car if the steering and suspension appears tight and it drives nicely.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have the same issue in the cold. Just been ignoring it.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:23 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Mine has done this every winter since I installed hfp suspension, when it gets above 5c it will not do it anymore. Drives me crazy, I have no idea what the squeak is about
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I'm on stock suspension, and my car has been doing this since it was brand spankin' new. It just sounds like dry rubber being worked around. Like you said, it goes away after a little bit of driving. Same with mine, and I don't worry about it anymore.


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Your shock are done most likelly leaking

I had the same problem with my 2010 FG2

I brought it to the dealership and told them that my front suspension is squeaking.
Both shocks were replaced and the squeaking sounds gone and also better stiffer suspension.I could feel the difference when I left the dealership.

GET IT FIXED
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I had a noise when turning at low speeds or just moving the steering wheel side to side. Sounded like a loose tie rod or ball joint. Popping type noise. Loosen and tighten the steering rack bolts. There is 4 of them. Honda wants you to retorque them but 2 of the bolts are pretty much impossible to get too with a torque wrench. Just something else to check. I have a 2008 si coupe
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this might help u.This is what I use at work to re-torque the front strut upper nuts on Rondos
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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2008 fa5 60k miles

When the car sits overnight (I live in Michigan) the frot driverside suspension squeaks or about 20 minutes until the car is "warmed up" I.e. not the engine part of the car but the suspension starts working hard after a few bumps.

Anyone else have this problem/ a possible solution?


Car is totally stock, I did the bounce test on the suspension and it feels fine and looks good, haven't gotten under the car yet because of the time of year it is...I'm thinking maybeee a bushing on the top of the strut could be wearing down...?
I have an08 fg2 and mine did that on the right front when it's cold, warranty put a strut mount on and haven't heard it since
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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And I'm on stock suspension with 34k
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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i've had this also when its cold. The car handles same but it sounds terrible when going slow over small bumps.
Asked around and read a lot of threads, ppl saying that it hapens even on a new civics, so i guess its a honda thing, not aftermarket suspension problem.
i was told that it has to do something with a rubber part on top of the struts.
It has nothing to do with the struts or springs.I know a lot of ppl tried to grese it or put silicon spray on it, but i think we just need a new one. Its a cheap part with a lot of work.
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The oem top hats. They are pieces if ****. I've replaced mine 3x. Goes away then comes back.


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