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Old 11-18-2010, 01:03 AM   #1
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Suspension Issue?

While driving down to the states, I didn't notice any problems at all. Once arriving back in Vancouver close to home, I noticed there was a squeeking sound everytime my car would go over the road (like, an alley where it's not smooth, not entirely bumpy, but just sorta, rugged?) and i would hear squeeking.

I've tried pressing down on all 4 sides of the car, its coming from the front, and seems to be loudest from the driver side..

My question is... is something broken? Any shop recommendations should I need to purchase new parts?

Thanks in advance everyone.

oh, and its a 98 civic coupe.
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:53 AM   #2
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Take it to any of the shop sponsors and let them diagnose the problem. It could be a multitude of things and can't really be fixed over the internet. It is best to get the shop to buy the parts, because then at least you know it is the correct remedy for the situation (vs just buying random parts that you didn't need anyways).
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:46 AM   #3
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Could be a lot of things. But if its coming from one corner, and it sounds a like a rusty old leaf spring moving the most common issue would be the lower ball joint has a tear in the boot and no grease left. Its going to fail, you need to have it replaced.

The only way you will know for sure is by checking yourself, or if your unable, take it to a shop.
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:19 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.

Today didn't really notice any squeeking while driving but still would like to check this out so that I have a piece of mind.. Can you point me to sponsors that specialize in this field? I live on Rupert and Grandview, so vancouver/burnaby is fine with me.

Thanks again!
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