The front and rear bushing are loudly squeaking

Tiny
MISS GRETCHEN
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  • 2001 MERCURY COUGAR
  • 85,000 MILES
The front and rear bushing are loudly squeaking. Lubricating them helps for a couple of days then the noise is back. What can be done to eliminate this squeaking noise?
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 9:34 PM

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Tiny
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Replace the bushings. They are worn out.

Roy
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 9:44 PM
Tiny
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I have replaced the bushings and in a while they start squeaking again.
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Monday, April 1st, 2013 AT 10:23 PM
Tiny
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GREASE NOZZLES ARE REALLY INEXPENSIVE

THIS MODEL CLIPS INTO YOUR GREASE GUN NOZZLE JUST LIKE A GREASE ZURK DOES

YOU CAN INSERT IT UP INTO SUSPENSION RUBBER/ PLASTIC BUSHINGS ETC, THEN SIMPLY PUMP SOME GREASE IN THERE

WORKS EVEN BETTER IF YOU'LL JACK THE FRAME UP AND LET THE AXLES SORTA DANGLE, NOW YOU CAN GET GREASE IN THERE GOOD, WHERE IT NEEDS TO GO, NOW THAT THE PRESSURE IS OFF

USEFUL IN OTHER SITUATIONS TOO

LET US KNOW HOW IT GOES

THE MEDIC
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 AT 3:37 AM
Tiny
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Thank you! I will ask my hubby to get the injector needle and follow your advice. I will let you know how it works.

Thank you much!

Gretchen :-)
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 AT 1:14 PM
Tiny
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That is a good idea and should eliminate the noise. If it doesn't, then the bushings will need replaced. Make sure to get them from the dealer and not a cheap aftermarket replacement.
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 AT 2:19 PM
Tiny
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Ah ok, no aftermarket bushings for me. I will get them from a dealer if needed. Thank you. :-)
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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 AT 3:36 PM
Tiny
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Your answers helped me to decide to take my 2001 Cougar to a dealership to confirm the cause of the annoying squeaking. After searching the Salt Lake area for dealerships, I decided on one with many positive reviews, Henry Day Ford. The technician who worked on my car specialized in suspensions. He said the bushings were fine, but the supports (I don't know the technical name for the parts) on the anti-sway bar were the cause of the squeaking. He thought there might be more to the issue than that, but he would start with those supports. I ordered the parts and scheduled another appointment for the repair. Last Friday 03MAY13, the support brackets were replaced and there are no more squeaks! I was so delighted! Slow speeds, turns, high speeds and no squeaks! Whohoo. I think the injector needle is such a good idea that I'm probably going to get that to have on hand.

Thanks to all for your answers to my call for help! I now have an excellent dealership that does great work, has friendly staff, and an immaculate shop and building. Henry Day Ford.

I'm in love with my Cougar again. Smiling big!

Thank you,

Miss Gretchen :-)
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Monday, May 6th, 2013 AT 12:18 PM
Tiny
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GOOD DEAL WITH GETTING RID OF YOUR RACKET!

SORRY YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED THE WARM FUZZY OF "BEING ONE" WITH A "REAL JEEP" YET. THERE IS STILL TIME!

THE MEDIC
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Monday, May 6th, 2013 AT 4:42 PM
Tiny
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Yes is it awesome no more obnoxious squeaking. So what is a real Jeep? What kinds of Jeeps do you have? We have 2 Jeep Liberties for work, they are ok, nice ride and quick get up and go.

:-)
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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 AT 6:16 AM
Tiny
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Lots of Lots of Jeeps! Looks like you have had and continue to have lots of fun! Cool Jeeps. I'm happy for you. I appreciate your advice. Keep on trucking! Thanks :-)
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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 AT 1:39 PM
Tiny
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LEMME KNOW WHAT COLOR YOUR CJ IS WHEN YOU GET IT!

I RECKON THIS IS IT.....FOR NOW

SEE YA'LL............MAYBE NOT REAL SOON

THIS COULD HELP YOU BIG-TIME TOO, IF YOU DON'T ALREADY HAVE SOME

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2007-ford-taurus-tune-up

THE MEDIC
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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
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Yeah! If I ever do get a Jeep I will surely let you know. In fact, I would ask you for
advice before I purchased.

I wanted to let you know that my car is still squeak free! It is so nice, especially now that it is summer time and I put my windows down.

I will check the link in your last post.

Thanks again! And Happy Jeeping!

Miss Gretchen
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Thursday, June 27th, 2013 AT 8:20 AM
Tiny
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LEMME KNOW WHEN YOU ARE READY FOR THE JEEP. LAST VEHICLE YOU WILL EVER NEED/ DESIRE

THE MEDIC
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Thursday, June 27th, 2013 AT 6:05 PM
Tiny
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I will let you know when I'm ready for the jeep! Good time! :-)
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Friday, June 28th, 2013 AT 11:45 AM
Tiny
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I don't know about the Jeep idea. Talk about squeaks! Lol Glad we helped you out. Take care.

Joe
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Friday, June 28th, 2013 AT 7:58 PM
Tiny
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LIKE GRAMPA USED TO SAY

."JEALOUSLY WILL GET YOU NOTHIN' !"

THE MEDIC
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Friday, June 28th, 2013 AT 8:33 PM
Tiny
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I've never owned a Jeep, so who knows. I'm just glad my little cougar is squeak free, it's a joy! Thanks! :-)
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Saturday, June 29th, 2013 AT 2:06 PM

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