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65coupei6
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posted 04-05-2001 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I changed the springs and shackles on my 65 now they squeak. Any suggestions. I got the parts from Mustang Plus. They are the standard shackles not heavy duty. Could it be from overtightening?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-05-2001 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are they polyurethane bushings? They are famous for squeeking.

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65coupei6
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posted 04-05-2001 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think they use the poly. bushing on the standard shackels. Plus would poly squeak even when new?

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-05-2001 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Were they hard plastic, or like rubber?

Is the squeeking from the bushings or in between the leaves? Maybe you just need a spritz of silicon spray.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-05-2001 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also, polyurethane bushings would definitely squeek even if they were new. More so than stock rubber.

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'72 Mustang Sprint Coupe 351C 4V/FMX/4.30 Trac Loc
'94 F-150 XL 5.8L/E4OD/3.55 Limited Slip
'97 Probe GTS 2.5L Disposable Commuter
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ccode67
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posted 04-06-2001 07:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ccode67   Click Here to Email ccode67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My springs from mustangs plus also squeak, I haven't had a chance to check it out yet, my guess is the leafs squeaking against each other.

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