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Hi everyone,

I've just bought a Turbo X manual wagon which I am veeeeryyy pleased with but I have one little annoying thing going on and that is a squeak/creak from the front seems like LHS when driving.

I'ts an eee-e-e-e-eee-e-e-eeee-ee type noise (said fast!) it happens when driving ordinary roads (maybe not the smoothest) but doesn't really seem to happen over speed bumps/big bumps/ pot holes and not really linked to bumps more just motion. It's not the standard lower wishbone suspension arm ccrrreeeaaakkk when going over speed bumps that we all know and love this is different. It doesn't seem linked to braking or accelerating or cornering.

Now I've had 9-3's for some time and this noise is new to me - I don't know how different the Turbo X front suspension is (I know the rear has pricey Nivomat self levellers) and am not sure where to start. So I'm hoping this is a standard 2008 -> problem that others can help with.

Thanks heaps.
 

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It helps if u can add a video or and audio links, long and clear enough for us to hear.
But no, no known problem on any 93 like that, unless its not suspension, maybe transmission or bearing issues.
 

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thanks - I'll do an audio upload.

I have noticed that it gets markedly louder/worse on left hand bends.
 

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I think I've found the source of the squeak/creak - the rubber insert in the top mount of the macpherson strut on the LHS strut moves when I rock the side of the car up and down and it squeaks while it does it - the RHS doesn't move hence no noise. I don't know anything about struts - why is it moving, is it worn or does something just need tightened up?
 

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It is torn .. replace it, though it rarely squeak, but u have to take the strut apart, and when u do so, inspect or better replace the bearing as well
 
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