Weird noise after shocks/struts replacement

Tiny
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I have also pushed down on the car to make it bounce up and down from that same rear right side and I do not hear any creaking noise or any noise at all honestly.
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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 AT 5:06 PM
Tiny
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So I typed in my problem on Google and found a Scotty Kilmer video on YouTube. Basically the same issue, creaking noise from the right rear side, and it is the sway bar bushing that needs lubrication, if it is not really cracked, but dry. And I am thinking that is the part in the video I posted. I will spray some lithium grease on it.
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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 AT 5:14 PM
Tiny
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Are the sway bar end links purple? That usually indicates they are not rubber but stiffer urethane, which also loves to squeak. You could test that by removing the end link. From that side and see if the noise goes away. If it does you can try applying some silicone grease (like sil-glide) and see if it stops.

That stabilizer bushing on the frame should be replaced as well but those usually will make a clunk if they are completely bad as the bar will hit the mount around it.
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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 AT 5:19 PM
Tiny
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It is a blue color. And the stabilizer bar was replaced when the shocks and struts were replaced, you are saying they are already bad?
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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 AT 5:30 PM
Tiny
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You are saying the blue (you said purple) bushing on the stabilizer bar needs to be replaced? And well I did have a clunking noise issue but that is why I had all of that replaced and it got rid of that problem.
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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
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Took two more videos after spraying the bushings with lithium grease but that creaking noise is still loud and clear.
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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 AT 5:36 PM
Tiny
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Second video.
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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 AT 5:37 PM
Tiny
STEVE W.
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Not bad as in failed, more like the wrong application of a material. Factory rubber bushings are sort of like marshmallows. They can flex and move a lot because they are soft. Urethane is stiffer normally which can improve handling but it also has a bad property of squeaking sometimes. The easiest test is to simply remove the link and see if the squeak goes away. If it does you can apply either silicone grease (will not damage the urethane) or get factory type rubber bushings.
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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 AT 5:55 PM
Tiny
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It is safe to drive without the link?
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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 AT 5:56 PM
Tiny
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As long as you do not race it or try to corner like an F1 car it is not a problem. Plus you should be able to tell rather quickly if the noise is gone. Also, you mentioned in a different question that the car leans/pulls to one side. It is very possible that alone is putting stress on the suspension and causing the squeaks because of that alone.

Overall I would try to get that fixed first. Then see if you still have the noise.
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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
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Well about the leaning left, that problem is on a 2001 Honda Accord.
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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 AT 6:48 PM
Tiny
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And about the racing, I have a grocery getter man, haha.
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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 AT 6:49 PM
Tiny
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Okay, got confused with the vehicle. As far as racing, you might be surprised at what some folks try in a base vehicle.
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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 AT 6:55 PM
Tiny
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Haha, oh I know trust me I have seen a few.
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Thursday, May 17th, 2018 AT 6:56 PM
Tiny
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Just checking to see if you have made any progress?
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Friday, November 16th, 2018 AT 10:47 AM

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