Q: Q: Sqeaking in the rear

asked by on

So I asked before about a rear squeak in the back of the car when ever I hit bumps or potholes while driving. I was told it could be a wheel bearing. I also had the shocks changed I thought that was the problem but it wasn't. The other day I had the park shut off and in park and I shaked push down on the bumper and I heard the squeak again. Any Ideas?

My car has 193000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. The most common cause of this on your vehicle is the rear bushings. Most of the time the bushings are not actually bad, but instead it is because the bushings may be dry or not set at the right point.

I usually put the vehicle on the ground and loosen the suspension mounting bolts. I then use lubricant on the bushings and move the suspension up and down and then tighten the bolts with the weight of the vehicle on it. If the problems persists it may need new bushings. In some cases it can be from the bumper if the vehicle has ever been in an accident.

If you want to have this looked at, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your squeaking noise.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Sqeaking in the rear

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car starts but when i put it in drive and press on the gas it won't move

This is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...

Q: Should I replace my spare tire?

You should have a tire store or dealer inspect the spare tire for damage and excessive wear and the need to replace it. If you drove over the 50 mile limit and over speeds limited by tire then without seeing...

Q: Break Pedal Started to make noise when pressing and releasing it

Hello there, a variety of issues will cause noise when the brake pedal is pressed and released on your 2002 Chevrolet Tracker. The most common issues is the pedal return spring, the pedal mount, or the brake pedal rod itself....

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...