Creaking ABC Suspension Leg!

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Hi all, I have an SL55 AMG with ABC, my problem is that since the near side suspension leg has been changed about 6 weeks ago, I have now noticed that when I raise then lower the height of the car or even at times just drive along a quite smooth road I can hear it but it seems to more noticable when making a left or right turn, the creaking appears to be coming from the newly replaced ABC leg!
 

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Hello Cliff, This is impossible to say if the squeak is within the strut or another component. When fitting the new strut,only the rear exhaust boxes are removed. best to put the car on a lift with the wheels hanging and operate the height switch,,or you could do this at home with the rear wheel off and an axle stand under the jacking point, then again operate the switch, you could then hear if it was the strut. It could be the wishbone rubbers as they have been disturbed
 
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Hello Cliff, This is impossible to say if the squeak is within the strut or another component. When fitting the new strut,only the rear exhaust boxes are removed. best to put the car on a lift with the wheels hanging and operate the height switch,,or you could do this at home with the rear wheel off and an axle stand under the jacking point, then again operate the switch, you could then hear if it was the strut. It could be the wishbone rubbers as they have been disturbed

Hi television, Thank you for your reply, the creaking sound is coming from the n/s front strut which is the one that was replaced recently, it was suggested that I should spray some silicone lubricant and that may help!
 

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Hi television, Thank you for your reply, the creaking sound is coming from the n/s front strut which is the one that was replaced recently, it was suggested that I should spray some silicone lubricant and that may help!

By all means do that Cliff,, it will do more good than harm, you have rubber bushes at both ends of the strut,and on the top and bottom of the wishbones holding them on , on the chassis side,,you also have a roll bar, and a level control, just spray them all,and best done with that wheel of the ground
 


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