Thread: Kickin' Tires
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Old 04 April 2007, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Troberg View Post
If it clunks when kicked, things are about to fall apart.
My old Cougar, which had bad struts and loose suspension, would squeak and creak pretty much any time you touched it. If you were to kick the tire or give the front end a little shove, or even shut the door, it would bob up and down like it had hydraulics and make this horrible SQUEAKA SQUEAKA SQUEAKA noise. Driving it around was embarrassing; people would stop and stare at me because the car squeaked and creaked so loudly. It made the loudest noise when I turned the steering wheel - it often sounded like a dying cat. Amazingly, we managed to sell it in that condition. (With bald tires, too!)
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