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Squeeky Front End
#1
Hi Everyone,

Having had my Delorean now for 2 years, she's always had a squeeky front end. I thought it might had been the bushes in the shocks.

Having not liked the stock ride height, I replaced them with Spax Shocks and Eibach springs, probably after 3 months having the car. But she still squeeks over bumps.

The mob that replaced my springs and shocks said it might be the bushes in the suspension arms that need replacing. He didn't say that they looked like they needed replacing though.

Anyone else have had the same annoying problem?

I guess greasing the hell out of them wont cure the problem, unless it's something else?
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Simon
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#2
Loose bolts that hold the tub to the frame perhaps?, don't know how well you could grease the bushes other than lubricate the bolts that run through the centre.
Chris
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#3
Anti roll bar bushes, almost certainly. Give them a little squirt of lube or better still replace them with this kit from DPNW

http://delorean-parts.com/Merchant2/mer ... =K1006DP-C

This is the best money anyone can spend improving their delorean's handling.
Martin Gutkowski
DeLorean Cars
http://www.delorean.co.uk
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#4
Quote:This is the best money anyone can spend improving their delorean's handling.
What he said! as a plus they ship them very promptly and (well the last two sets I have had) usually get through without being caught by the VAT man/import duty man.
And an easy product to fit to boot!

Chris
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2018's DeLorean event: http://deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=5715
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#5
my car creaks and squeaks too over bumps, and also low speed turning - I also get a clanking
noise (had it for years) on full lock, but never been able to find out what is causeing it.

Wasnt sure if it was bushes or shocks or what, might be taking my car off the road
for a bit once baby arrives, so will have a looksy then and see if there's owt obvious -
but nothing has been reported on last few MOT's so its a bit of a mystery.
Claire  - DOC-UK Treasurer
1981/W DeLorean DMC-12 'Flopsy' - #2292 - resting due to block rot 
1989/G Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6L 5dr "Guinney" -
1995/N Renault Espace RT Alize 2.1TD "Jaffa the Bus"
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#6
stunned_monkey Wrote:Anti roll bar bushes, almost certainly. Give them a little squirt of lube or better still replace them with this kit from DPNW

http://delorean-parts.com/Merchant2/mer ... =K1006DP-C

This is the best money anyone can spend improving their delorean's handling.

I'll try some lube, if that doesnt work then I'll get this kit with my next order. Shame our dollar has dropped. :lol:
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Simon
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#7
Guinney1971 Wrote:my car creaks and squeaks too over bumps, and also low speed turning - I also get a clanking
noise (had it for years) on full lock, but never been able to find out what is causeing it.

No clanking for me, but sounds like we have the same prob. The PO said she she was like this for ages before selling her to me.
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Simon
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#8
I'll see if I can get a video of my car clanking on full lock to see if anyone
can shed any light, but it cant be that bad if the MOT man has never picked
up on anything suspension/steering related in the last 6yrs that its been doing
it?
Claire  - DOC-UK Treasurer
1981/W DeLorean DMC-12 'Flopsy' - #2292 - resting due to block rot 
1989/G Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6L 5dr "Guinney" -
1995/N Renault Espace RT Alize 2.1TD "Jaffa the Bus"
DOC170
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#9
On a related subject , I have a loose body bolt. The big one, on the left hand side in the engine bay. It just spins around and i can't figure out how to tighten it up.

Any ideas folks?
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#10
Rich popped round last night to give us a hand with something, and he knows what my
squeak is........... and its a complete b*tard job to sort too Cry Cry Cry Cry
Claire  - DOC-UK Treasurer
1981/W DeLorean DMC-12 'Flopsy' - #2292 - resting due to block rot 
1989/G Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6L 5dr "Guinney" -
1995/N Renault Espace RT Alize 2.1TD "Jaffa the Bus"
DOC170
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Chris P Wrote:On a related subject , I have a loose body bolt. The big one, on the left hand side in the engine bay. It just spins around and i can't figure out how to tighten it up.

Any ideas folks?

The captive nut into which it screws has bent the cage it lives in and is now spinning. You need to take the rear spring out to get access to wedge it in place with a screwdriver so you can do it up - or better still undo it so you can replace the square nut and copper slip a new bolt into place.

I did a frame split recently and had to drill the head off one of these bolts, then pull the body off it and even with full access and knowing I didn't care about the epoxy (being galvanised) it was still a complete sod to remove!
Martin Gutkowski
DeLorean Cars
http://www.delorean.co.uk
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#12
Guinney1971 Wrote:Rich popped round last night to give us a hand with something, and he knows what my
squeak is........... and its a complete b*tard job to sort too Cry Cry Cry Cry

What was it??
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Simon
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#13
Lower arm bush to chassis bush.
Richard H.
http://www.deloreans.co.uk
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In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.
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#14
RichH Wrote:Lower arm bush to chassis bush.

Cant be greased I'm guessing??
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Simon
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#15
apparantly not Sad
Claire  - DOC-UK Treasurer
1981/W DeLorean DMC-12 'Flopsy' - #2292 - resting due to block rot 
1989/G Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6L 5dr "Guinney" -
1995/N Renault Espace RT Alize 2.1TD "Jaffa the Bus"
DOC170
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