I replaced my standard springs with Eibach itmes on Sunday. It was all
good driving home from my mate's house where we'd done the work on
Noticed yesterday driving home from work that I had an annoying
creaking / twanging sound coming from the rear passenger side.
With my hand on the spring as I was jacking the car off the ground, you
could feel it sort of 'twanging' as it was being uncompressed.
I stripped out the rear seat, etc again last night and loosened &
re-tightened the shock strut top nut - as well as spraying some WD40 up
to the underside of the top mount area...but can't really get to it
without dropping the entire shock out again.
Everything is tight.
When I took the car out, the twanging/creaking stopped for a few
minutes after I'd been jacking the car up and down, compressing and
uncompressing the spring whilst I was investigating last night. But
came back again.
It seems to creak when the car is level and just travelling down your
average, slightly bumpy British road.
It stops creaking if it's compressed (I did a few laps of a roundabout
on the way to work this morning) or the weight is taken off the
passenger side (ie: by taking a left hand corner...doesn't have to be
taken particularly agressively either).
Any thoughts before I spend my Wednesday evening out in the cold & the
dark stripping the thing down again?