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    Squeaky 2009 Impala...

    Ok, first let me say that I really enjoy the 2009 Impala I just bought. Probably the best domestic vehicle I've owned yet. That said, it does have *one* issue that's bugging me. Yes, I know this is pretty minor, but that's a good thing...this is it's ONLY issue so far.

    Anyway, there is a squeak when I hit some, but not all bumps. Kind of like a rattle, but higher pitched like a squeak. Sounds like it's coming from the back seat area, but I'm not positive. I've tried re-seating the foldable back seats to see if they just weren't "locked in" but that didn't get rid of the problem.

    I know that it would be really hard for the dealership to find and remedy said squeak, and I'd feel a bit silly taking it in unless I know specifically what's squeaking. So, any suggestions from any techs as to areas to look at first for squeaks? That is, "repeat offenders" on this vehicle?

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    Re: Squeaky 2009 Impala...

    Have someone sit in the back seat while driving on a bumpy road. And with an empty paper towel tube, place one end at the ear, then point the other end various directions to find the exact location of the noise.

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    I have a couple of 2009 Impala's with a squeak noise over bumps in the rear.The rear springs are coated with a rubber insulator.There are little nubs that need to be cut off.When the vehicle goes over bumps the will make contact and squeak.
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    Re: Squeaky 2009 Impala...

    Quote Originally Posted by 73ChevelleSS View Post
    I have a couple of 2009 Impala's with a squeak noise over bumps in the rear.The rear springs are coated with a rubber insulator.There are little nubs that need to be cut off.When the vehicle goes over bumps the will make contact and squeak.
    Very interesting....so will it get better over time (as they rub against each other), or is this something that I should take an x-acto to (assuming that's the problem)? Or is there a TSB that maybe even refers to it that I could point the dealer to?
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    2002 Kia Spectra GSX
    2001 Ranger 4x4 4.0(SOHC)
    1998 Ranger 4x4 4.0(OHV)
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