1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dismiss Notice

Creaking help

GeorgieS3 Apr 16, 2015

  1. GeorgieS3

    GeorgieS3 Registered User

    324
    75
    28
    Ok so as above, had front and rear powerflex ARB bushes fitting about 3 weeks ago. Mine where perished so thaught I would upgrade, now ever since then my car has been making a creaking noise, gradually getting worse and louder.
    It happens at low speeds and speed bumps ect.
    I have done a few searches and found that the it could be the ARBs as it's common for then to wear.
    But shouldn't the garage of noticed something or said some thing? It seemes that only after the new bushes where fitted that this creaking noise has started and it ryt annoying!!!
    Thanks guys
     
  2. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  3. Sham101

    Sham101 Registered User

    285
    20
    18
    check subframe bolts if loose it will creak it happened to me they came slightly loose
     
  4. GeorgieS3

    GeorgieS3 Registered User

    324
    75
    28
    I got it up on ramps today at my freindly garage! They guys that fitting my bushes. Now when we were under the car and tried lifting it, you could here the creaking niose coming from the actual powerflex bush in both sides of the front ARB.
    Does anybody have and experience of this or advice?
    We sprayed then with white grease so I will see if the noise goes for a while or wether it stays. Suppose that's all I can do for know.
    Any advice welcome.
    Thanks
     
  5. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Registered User

    1,915
    32
    48
    Both front & rear ARB bushes are supposed to be caked in grease, the ARB will move so no grease & you will get creaks.
     
  6. GeorgieS3

    GeorgieS3 Registered User

    324
    75
    28
    Hmm the bloke that fit them said he did apply the grease that provided in the pack, they did look pretty dry though when I looked myself. And he wasn't to keen on me looking myself either he said wait over there. (I didn't).
    I could have words with the garage owner tommorow. It only seems to be the front that creaks, very loud as well.
    Thanks mate
     
  7. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Registered User

    1,915
    32
    48
    The drop links may also creak it dry but they generally are sealed. Applying a silicone spray lube to the any of the joints in these regions doesn't hurt
     
  8. GeorgieS3

    GeorgieS3 Registered User

    324
    75
    28
    Ye it's the powerflex arb bushes that aren't greased up properly, I think it's common. They are supplied wih coper grease but I don't it ye best stuff with the s3s being old cars there's rust and what not down there. A greas evry few weeks should sort it!
     
  9. thegoal007

    thegoal007 Another S3 owner....

    848
    34
    28
    Surely someone should not need to grease up the bushes every few weeks. Anyone else with these bushes needs to do this regular?
     
  10. RS3 ROCKS

    RS3 ROCKS steve

    340
    36
    28
    I had exactly the same issue on my ARB bushes after replacing them with Polyurethane bushes.

    Just get the car up on some ramps, loosen off the carb bracket for the bush slightly and pack in as much copper grease in the area as you can. Don't use an aerosol copper grease though as this dry's out really fast so the creaking will come back.

    I greased mine 3 weeks ago and have had no issues since.
     
  11. GeorgieS3

    GeorgieS3 Registered User

    324
    75
    28
    Ye aerosol grease did dry out! I have loosens it off and greased them up as well as I could yesturday so far so good. Cheers
     

Share This Page

Do Not Sell My Personal Information