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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-16-2018, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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I need your help folks.

I am chasing down a squeak/groan in the suspension of my 2010 cross Roads. I have done everything I can and it has come down to either the shock top spherical bearing or the shock itself.

I have the shock out and according to the shop manual I should be able to compress the shock and it should then return to it's normal length smoothly. I have removed the schrader valve from the air fitting so no air pressure in the shock.

I placed the bottom of the shock on the floor and I put all my weight on the shock but I am unable to compress the shock at all. I weigh 210 lbs. so I thought that should do the job. Should I be able to compress the shock or am I doing something wrong?

Your help will be appreciated.

Now I am going to start shopping for a used shock.

UPDATE: I just took an 8' 2X4 and stuck the end of it under a loaded trailer, put the shock under the 2X4 about 12" from the trailer and I was able to compress the shock. I did feel some drag in the movement of the shock. I don't know if that is normal????

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look at the rocker arm shaft. is it smooth. look at the bearing in the rocker. are they good. clean them with carb cleaner and inspec. if you have a bearing store in your town they would have new ones. grease the hell out of them. now drill and tap the bottom of rocker and put in a grease fitting. Auto stores sell them there cheap. Now when you get a new tire give the rocker a shot of grease

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look at the rocker arm shaft. is it smooth. look at the bearing in the rocker. are they good. clean them with carb cleaner and inspec. if you have a bearing store in your town they would have new ones. grease the hell out of them. now drill and tap the bottom of rocker and put in a grease fitting. Auto stores sell them there cheap. Now when you get a new tire give the rocker a shot of grease
I did all that a year ago. every thing up there is perfect.

It seems to have come down to the shock or the shock spherical bearing.

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Just FYI I had bad squeak, ended up being bearing on
top of lowering link.

BTW you going to make any VOL rides this year?

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If its cool out mine will occasionally squeak when I sit on it.

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Just FYI I had bad squeak, ended up being bearing on
top of lowering link.

BTW you going to make any VOL rides this year?
I think it was your information the got me to service that bearing last year, It is in fine shape now.

I have no plans for a VOL ride at this time.

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If its cool out mine will occasionally squeak when I sit on it.
Mine does that hot or cold. That's what I am trying to chase down.

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I have located and ordered a used shock. When I get it, I will use my 2X4 and trailer test to see how it compares to my original shock, as far as spring tension and smoothness of movement. Stay tuned.

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From the service manual:

How the heck are you supposed to do that with that large spring in there???
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Kinda of shocked that you believe the rocker is good when we all know things happen and parts brake and can go bad

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