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Left rear squeak

Discussion in '348/355' started by LmnsBlu355, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. LmnsBlu355

    LmnsBlu355 Formula Junior

    Dec 28, 2009
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    Drove my "new" 355 today for the first time with the top down. When I hit small bumps or undulations, I hear a squeak. Sounds like its just behind the drivers seat. Opened the door while driving slowly on bumps but the noise is still there. I think it made the same squeak with top up. So I don't think its the top or the door.

    Anyone have any suggestions on where to start looking? Any simple way to diagnose?
     
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  3. f1karting

    f1karting Karting

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    I had a squeek as well .. but mine was a mouse living in the car ;)
     
  4. PAP 348

    PAP 348 Moderator
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    Dec 10, 2005
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    Congrats on the new 355 Jordan! :D:D

    No simple way to diagnose noises like that mate. :D:D

    Just have to keep trying to find it. Noise, like electrical gremlins are the hardest form of diagnosing when working on any piece of machinery. :D:D

    Good luck, hopefully you find it without giving you too much stress. :D:D
     
  5. mike_747

    mike_747 Formula Junior

    Dec 15, 2008
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    I had and still have to some extent the squeek you are talking about. In my case it is like a bird chirp.

    For me it was dried out and shrinkun rubber bushings/washers that are used to mount the radiator. Over time these shrink a little, so especially when the car is cold there is a small amount of movement between the rad and it's mounting points - hence the squeek. Once warm and things expand a little this squeek is not as loud.

    I had my fasteners tighten and this helped a little. Eventually I'll just have them all replaced, left and right.
     
  6. J. Salmon

    J. Salmon F1 Rookie
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    Aug 27, 2005
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    This is probably obvious, but if the seat back is touching the firewall, it will squeak.
     
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  8. Dutchman

    Dutchman F1 Veteran
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    Especially when you drive over speedbumps. :)
     
  9. LmnsBlu355

    LmnsBlu355 Formula Junior

    Dec 28, 2009
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    Thanks for the info. I'll check this first.
     
  10. LmnsBlu355

    LmnsBlu355 Formula Junior

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    Nope. Not the problem. 5' 8" with plenty of room btwn the seat and firewall. :D
     
  11. Vegas-Guy

    Vegas-Guy Formula 3

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    Can't help with the squeek but congrats on the new car...:)
     
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  13. LmnsBlu355

    LmnsBlu355 Formula Junior

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    Thanks.
     
  14. LmnsBlu355

    LmnsBlu355 Formula Junior

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    Just an update. The squeek is gone :)

    I had a leak at the clutch cover. I ended up changing triple seals, TO bearing, re-greased the flywheel and changed the rt inner Cv boot. To do this, I removed the rear bumper, muffler, exhaust bypass pipe and valve and rt catalytic converter.

    After re-assembly, a Bonus. No more squeek. Im guessing it was coming from part of the exhaust system. :) :)
     
  15. PAP 348

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    Good to hear brother! :D:D
     
  16. AceMaster

    AceMaster Three Time F1 World Champ

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    Excellent
     

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