Suspension, Steering and Brakes Any ideas on rear suspension creaking?

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by nauest, Wednesday 15th Jul, 2015.

  1. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Hi Everyone,

    My rear suspension has been creaking for a while now, having real trouble figuring out whats causing it, almost impossible to recreate in the garage!

    Only hear it when manoeuvring or going slow. Its quite irritating, not the kind of thing I like on my cars!

    Steps I have taken so far:

    - Visual checked all of the bushings and lubed them with silicone grease.
    - Taken out both shocks and tested them, they both run sweet and smooth.
    - Replaced both the ARB bushings with new genuine Honda ones.
    - Checked the geometry from full load to no load and all of the bushings throughout the suspension travel. Doesn't seem to be any unusual cracking or alignment/connection issues.

    Seems that it is a 'cosmetic sound' issue MOT passed very recently in this state no sign of problems.

    Anyone had this issue, or have any ideas of what could need looking at?

    Cheers!
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Can your replicate the sound when it's stationary by rocking the car ?
     
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  3. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Not really. Unless you have two people jumping on it!
     
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  4. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    bump
     
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Hard to suggest what to do other than to get it on a ramp, try to rock it to replicate then sound whilst someone works out where it's coming from.
     
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  6. allfours Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Had a creaking from the rear of mine. Turned out to be the handbrake shoes.
     
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  7. nauest Premium Member Club Supporter

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    Ok so I have two possible options now,

    Shock Absorber Mounts or
    Handbrake shoes

    Anyone replaced the top mounts?
     
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