1998 Chevy Lumina I have a question about struts/shocks

Tiny
GAVINSMOM05
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET LUMINA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 115,000 MILES
I have a noise coming from the rear of my car when I go over bumps - it's a squeaking noise that is worse when the bumps are bigger. (Sounds like a squeaky spring when it coils and recoils when compressed and let go.) I have been told that it could be the struts, the bearings, bushings, inserts, etc.

There is also a new rattling noise that happens when I go over bumps as well. It's not very loud, but it's there and I can't pinpoint exactly where it's coming from.

What do you think?
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Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 AT 10:43 AM

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Tiny
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Rattling noise is possible broken exhaust hanger. Exhaust is probably rattling around a bit. As for the rear suspension, it COULD be any of those things you mentioned. The only way to find out for sure is to have a suspension shop check it out for you if it is bothering you a lot. However, worn suspension parts can cause premature tire tread wear so I would advise having it checked out as soon as possible.
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Thursday, November 20th, 2008 AT 1:01 AM

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