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OKAY, so 5 months ago I had these Mopar coilovers installed by the dealership, after 2 months loud squeaking from both sides rear only, dealership replaced the bottom rubber bushings and was better and now only comming from the passenger side rear everytime I shift or go over speedbumps, everytime the car rocks, but not over every bump in the road. After taking it in 3 more times the dealership talked to Mopar and will stand behind it, but they have to talk through Chrysler engineering, so who knows how long that will take. The delership said the left and right springs are the same but they should not be, never heard of that before. My question is: Has anyone seen or heard of this, if so, what was the solution. Any guesses? There are 2 pictures of different angles of the inside (looking down into) same spring and the third is the top adjusting collar and sits upside down in the picture from how it is mounted in the car. Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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I know thee is a few people that had this problem in the past might want to search for it on the google searchin this sight. But I am curious as to what they mean that the left and right springs are different?:scratchhead: I dont have the mopars which are KW coilovers, I have BC suspension but wonder what hey mean as in they are different, maybe different weight specs?
 

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I really did not understand what they where talking about, they said because of the frame and the way the Mopar (KW) springs are full radius at the top versus stock which are tapered to a flat surface the position of the spring as it sits into collar the position of the spring has to be different on the right than the left. Thus the seat on the right is forcing the spring to the side it is rubbibg on. Sorry that's the best way I can repeat what they said. I don't buy it, we'll see what the engineers come back with. They did admitt that the engineers said this is not the first time they have seen it. I wonder why they would not have a solution then??? I have searched this sight and the internet high and low and can't find a similar instance. Thanks for the reply!
 

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I am having the same problem and may have found the answere. They say that the bushing in the lower A's is twisted from lowering. they said to loosen the bolts and set the car flat and retighten. Haven't tried it yet but thats what i found. Hope this helps and if it does please post....
 

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Almost another month and nothing, nothing at all. The people at KW are not responding, at least that is what the dealer said. The chrysler engineers said to call the manufactuter - KW. Alot of help they where. Anyone know the squence to start a claim against Chrysler warentees?
 

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MDchallenger,

Tried lossening everything one section at a time and then everything and setting on a flat as surface as possible and still the same. Please post if you fixed it and exactly how. Thanks.
 

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Just went to the dealer with the same issue and as with you, the problem is still not resolved. Does your sweak sound high? I'm seeing post now about the upper ball joints going bad. I'm going to try this route with the dealer next. If I did'nt like the look so much, I'd pull the KV setup off.
 

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Just an update, last week I was all over the dealership. After repeated calls to KW and no responce the dealership found a manager and guess what, they want more pictures, so I had to go to the dealership for the third set of pictures. It is now Tuesday, and have not heard anything. Good luck, if they do solve it, I will let you know. Don't throw away or sell your old parts, you may need them.
 

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The squeak is comming from the very top of the outside spring shown in the pictures in the first post of this string. The top of the spring is rubbng the bottom - of - the - top adjusting collar. It is on the rear only and only on the passenger side.
 

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As an update the dealership finally talked to a manager at KW they are sending in replacement springs from Germany. Not sure why or what is different, but will find out. They said there is nothing wrong with the collar (pictured above) just some rub marks - what a hoot! they charged me $100.00 for a new collar. Not taking any chances so I;m getting a new one. Springs will be here and installed next week hopefully and I can write an epiloge to this travisty.
 

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PLEASE...... keep this thread going.... Mine are driving me nuts and dealer has yet to get it right. Can you post your dealers name as a referance? Thanks Steve
 

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I have had mine on for a year and 3k miles with no problems?How many miles did you have on them?I will be listening and when i jack it up i will be checking them?Thanks for the tips!!
 

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Subscribed have a simular noise on Eibach suspension.
 

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Still waiting on the dealership - the only dodge dealership in Brighton Colorado - to recieve the new springs. Not sure what will be different about them. The squeaking started the minute they were put on but was brushed off as a "break in period" the squeaking got worse and went to both wheels, but that turned out to be bad lower seating bushings (I think they screwed them up on original installation) so they replaced the bushings on both back wheels and the squeaking went righ back to where it is today at the passenger side rear wheel and is caused by the rubbibg of the spring against the top collar as seen in the pictures on my original post on this thread. The springs should be in this week. Will let you know when I take it in. John
 

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i was surprised to NOT see any type of poly insulating bushing between the spring and the collar. i have adjustable Q-A1 coil overs in my 68 bird and they have a poly bushing i assume to eliminate squek issues
 
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