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cobravenom71
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posted 11-25-2002 07:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anybody have any 'tricks', even temporary, to relieve the horrible squeaking from the front suspension on a '73?. All the fittings are properly lubed, but that famous Ford 'Lubed for Life' front-end ain't makin' it! Other than that, the car drives great. Sure is annoying just to drive to the local cruise, though.

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-25-2002 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check the front coil spring perches. They are notorious for getting dry.

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cobravenom71
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posted 11-25-2002 01:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobravenom71   Click Here to Email cobravenom71     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If the perches ARE dry, how to easily lube' em up?. Can they just be soaked with WD-40 or something like that? I don't really feel like taking the front suspension apart on this car yet.Any help is 'preciated!

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Fastback68
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posted 11-25-2002 07:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have your perches got grease nipples? I believe I've seen with and without types. Then you can either regrease them or not
WD-40 won't have any effect unless a perch is actually stuck up, which is very unlikely if you're driving the car.

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Boss302
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posted 11-25-2002 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boss302   Click Here to Email Boss302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You wouldn't happen to have a sway bar with shot bushings would ya?? Probably not, but my car squeaked like a colony of mice.

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soaring
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posted 11-26-2002 07:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for soaring   Click Here to Email soaring     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The perches can be sprayed with WD-40 or any other lubricant in a spray format. Those rubber or plastic pads keeop the coil springs from rubbing against the retainers. If nothing else, use a grease gun, and try to put as much lubricant between the coil spring and the pad.

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