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i recently posted a thread regarding a very annoying knocking creaking sound that appeared it seems from the footwell of my 147 when i drive at slow speed,quite loud at times. i had my mot on mon and it passed with flying colours, no probs anywhere,including the suspension, as i was convinced the bushes in the wishbones were the cause of this annoying sound. could anyone suggest another possible cause of this creaking sound!!!!it occurs the more i have driven the car in the day it seems.
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i would still be saying wishbone bushes, they tend to not fail to the point the car cant pass an MOT, but they still creak! get them checked out to be sure tho
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its due a service so ill get them to have a look then,didnt realise that they could still pass after the tests,for piece of mind i wanna know what the deal is on the wishbones,so i know!
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Re: heres one for ya..

The rubber bushes are lined with steel tube which the mounting bolt pases through.

So after a few years, dirt and rust gets into the gap and starts causing the two parts to rub and squeak. Sometimes after driving in the rain, the squeak will vanish as the water acts as a lubricant. ANd you can sometime spray the bushes with WD40 and that gets rid of the noise. But not for long ...

When I replaced my upper wishbones last time I coated the mounting bolt in silicon grease and am hoping it lasts a few years.

You will only fail the mot if the mounting bushes are so worn there is movement or the balljoint is worn or split.

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