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Old Mattress Syndrome

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My rear springs sound like an Old Mattress, squeak a lot. I´ve tried 3 different kind of lube, it goes away for a day or 2, then comes back. Any ideas???
 


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My rear springs sound like an Old Mattress, squeak a lot. I´ve tried 3 different kind of lube, it goes away for a day or 2, then comes back. Any ideas???

You could have the spring packs rebuilt with new isolators and bushings.
 




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My rear springs sound like an Old Mattress, squeak a lot. I´ve tried 3 different kind of lube, it goes away for a day or 2, then comes back. Any ideas???
The sound you describe is often emmited by worn ball joints. ( rear IFS components) Coil springs themselves operate totally silent.
 




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The sound you describe is often emmited by worn ball joints. ( rear IFS components) Coil springs themselves operate totally silent.


I didn't even look to see which forum this thread was in. Good call Jon:thumbsup:
 




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I didn't even look to see which forum this thread was in. Good call Jon:thumbsup:
The title lured me in, I thought this was going to be a backache thread-:)
 




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The sound you describe is often emmited by worn ball joints. ( rear IFS components) Coil springs themselves operate totally silent.
Here are the rear suspension components, I believe this explorer doesn´t have rear ball joints, maybe the are called differently?
By the way, I replaced the upper and lower spring insulators about a year and a half ago...
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Finally found the culprit, mount bushing (camera like) in the rear upper control arm. 2 Years ago I had to replace some bushings in the rear knuckle, Ford only sells the complete knuckle, so I purchased Moog. The ones in the knuckle are still good but both rear mount bushings (as pictured) were like this. I replaced them with OEM Motorcraft, they cost the same as the Moog. Suspension is quiet now.

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