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hi guys, i have a sort of intermitent squeak coming from the the rear suspension. it only appears when ive been driving the cars for more than 30 mins and is quite loud:( it only seems to have appeared since the car was in for its mot does anybody have any idea what this could be?

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Rear suspension bushes

I posted this last November, the squeak came back a week or two ago, I cleaned the bushes again removing the grease and spryed them with silicone spray as the grease attracted dirt
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James

"I have sorted a rear suspension noise, it sounded to me like a chirrup when going over light to moderate bumps at low speed, some of the guys that helped me said it was a knock or bump. I discovered that the void bushes where the rear beam fits to the body have holes moulded into them and what apears to be a sliding surface, on my car these holes had filled up with mud and road dirt, (one of them had a small stone in it), and had dried out, the nose became less when the roads were wet. You can diagnose this with a pry bar between the beam and chassis close to the mounting point using quick hard pulls, (car on the ground with the wheels on), I took off each wheel and was able to thread some rag through the holes to clean them, then I pushed in some rubber grease, it's a tad awkward to do but the noise has now been gone for four weeks or so.
Thanks to CHRI55 who discovered that mark 4 Golf void bushes are the same except for the hole diameter which needs to be increased, he used a set to replace the rear bushes on his Civic without buying an expensive complete rear beam."
 

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Jack up car and remove wheel, support car on axle stand.
With the wheel out you can get all arround the bush to clean it and through the holes, it's a bit of a fiddle but do-able, (I used an old coat hanger, rag and soapy water), then give it a soak with silicone spray when it's dry. I'm guessing this will need to be re done occasionally, a bit like greasing under cars in the old days!

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