Saturday, February 9, 2008

Fixing suspension squeaks

I've been generally happy with the car - except for one thing: an increasingly annoying "popping" or "grinding" sound coming from the front passenger's suspension. The culprit turned out to be the A-arm bushings. I blogged the whole process on 914 World, but here are a few pictures. First, the A-arm before refurb:

The culprit - the old bearing and rusty bearing surfaces:

And the refurbished A-arm reinstalled:

The pops, squeaks, and grinds are all gone, and I'm going enjoy driving the car that much more...