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Hey Everyone,

I installed new shocks/struts over the weekend. After a few days, I noticed an intermittent squeaking coming from the left upper strut mount area. It only happens at very low speed or when stopped as I turn the wheel. Otherwise, car handles fine, no other noises. Could I have damaged the mount during installation? I made sure the arrow was facing the proper direction, and every bolt was tightened. Any ideas?

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Used old top hats. Funny, I just went out to garage and started the car. No noise when turning now. Seems like it started after a few days of heavy rain. Weird.
 

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No, car was on ground. Noise seems gone now. Maybe it will only happen when it rains. LOL
 

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Update: So still only happens when it rains. Good thing I dont live in the PNW.
 

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Maybe, with car on ground, loosen slightly and re-tighten.
I'm not a hugh fan of WD40, but if nothing works spray it around the top,
probably stop for a while then come back.
 
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