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Squeaky Suspension - OK to drive?

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Am in the middle of a roadtrip and tomorrow is the last leg of the journey, 600km before tg
He car is getting put into storage

At the start of the trip going over severe speed bumps would cause a sound from the front left (LHD car) but over the course of the trip it has developed into a squeak and progressively got worse.

At this point it squeaks if you push down directly above the damper, and I can feel every little bump I drive over in my feet. Just wanted to know what could potentially be the problem and whether its ok to keep driving? Its motorway all the way from here pretty much.

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if its like a squeak of a pram then its common to be a worn bush on the rear suspension................. needs doing obviously but i dont think anything will depart from the car
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It sounds like worn out front shock absorber or the top mount bush. It won't fall apart, but handling will be affected. Good luck!
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oopsss front left............. my bad
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It sounds like the shock is worn if so it should still be ok to drive but without inspecting it it would be impossible for me or anyone else to guarantee your safety! For some assurance jack the car up and make sure the wheel/strut has no play when you hold the wheel at the 6 & 12 o'clock and also the 3 & 9 o'clock positions and try to move it
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I recently had a fairly serious squeak from the rear offside suspension. My mechanic told me that he thought that the bushes just needed lubricating which he did. That lasted for 24 hours before it started squeaking again! Whilst talking to my mechanic and another mechanic since they have now said that they think that it might be the drop link but they are not absolutely sure. if it isn't it comes down to trial and error and you just start changing everything until you find the root of the problem! Still, fortunately, no safety issues as far as I know!
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I recently had a fairly serious squeak from the rear offside suspension. My mechanic told me that he thought that the bushes just needed lubricating which he did. That lasted for 24 hours before it started squeaking again! Whilst talking to my mechanic and another mechanic since they have now said that they think that it might be the drop link but they are not absolutely sure. if it isn't it comes down to trial and error and you just start changing everything until you find the root of the problem! Still, fortunately, no safety issues as far as I know!
drop links are cheap and easy to replace so a good starting point!
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drop links are cheap and easy to replace so a good starting point!
That's been done now too and it seems to have solved the problem!
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