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I have a funny irritating Squeaking noise on the right rear of my Forester. Especially on rough roads. I have changed the Shocks and Springs, and the Stabilizer links but the noise hasnt gone away. What could it be?
 

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I have had the same thing going on with my 05 XTMT.. I changed the struts, replaced the trailing arms, the sway bar end links; put teflon tape around the sway bar where it passes through the bushings. Still squeaked; I removed that strut.. took it all apart, checked for anything that might be causing the squeak.. still squeaks.
So, Duderotomy might have something... I guess putting a good glob of grease on the sway bar where it passes through the bushing can't hurt at this point.
The only other parts there are the four bushings on the laterial link arms..
 

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I have a similar issue, but from the front. I abuse the ride off-road a bit so it might be my end links (keep forgetting tot take off before I head out). Would like to see where this goes!
 

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I have a funny irritating Squeaking noise on the right rear of my Forester. Especially on rough roads. I have changed the Shocks and Springs, and the Stabilizer links but the noise hasnt gone away. What could it be?
I don't have this problem (at least not now), but I had a few sqeaks in the not-too-distant past. Some months ago, I upgraded the rear sway bar on my 06 FXT to a slightly larger Whiteline product. I also upgraded the end links (also Whiteline). I can read and follow the Whiteline instructions, or so I thought. But, after it was all together, I had squeaks and noises - a veritable symphony from the rear end.

The 'fix' was to remove some washers, change the style of nuts and related tasks. Look at the end links. They must attach rigidly to the sway bar and rigidly to the vehicle - absolutely no movement permitted. That way, all the movement - 100% - is in the two ball joints within the end links. It's easy to say this, but a bit harder to achieve it in practice. I read and re-read the Whiteline instructions and examined the nuts and flat washers they provided - and concluded that the Whiteline folks didn't 'get it' at all. If you use a conventional nut and a flat washer, then the various attaching points tend to rotate or slip under pressure. If you use flange nuts and omit the flat washers, things tend to stay tight - no movement.

Back to your problem, examine your end links carefully. Be absolutely sure that all of the movement is restricted to the ball joints - no movement at the attaching points. If things are moving at the attaching point, try tightening the attaching points, or possibly re-engineering the fasteners in use.

Maybe it will help your problem.
 

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Dave5358.. thanks for the input, I will check the end links again to make sure I got the new ones in tight. At this point and with the car being an '05, I am thinking of replacing the lateral links, those are the only original bushings left back there.
 
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