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Old Oct 22nd, 2012, 12:31 AM
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A dreaded squeak!

My car is a r56 mini cooper s.

So there is an amazingly annoying squeak coming from (what sounds like) the rear left hand side of the car (right behind the drivers head). Its loud enough that it sounds as if it is coming from inside the car, although I cannot confirm this.

I have had the seats down, up, and greased the brackets with proper automotive grease.... all with no effect on the noise what so ever.

I know you guys can't tell me exactly what it is from my description, but maybe some ideas on what I can do to work it out? It literally sounds like a chirping bird chirping every time I go over any sort of bump.

I am begging you all for help!
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Old Oct 22nd, 2012, 07:13 AM
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Grease the seat belts.


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Old Oct 22nd, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Grease them where exactly?
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Old Oct 22nd, 2012, 01:17 PM
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I had the same issue in mine. Apparently if you grease the belts them selves it can help. Also if not in use keep them belted in.

Furniture polish is apparently a good one to use. Don't use wd40 etc as that will attract dirt etc and make them worse.

Got to be worth a go?


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Quote: Originally Posted by Ryanjdover (original)
Apparently if you grease the belts them selves it can help.

Furniture polish is apparently a good one to use. Don't use wd40 etc as that will attract dirt etc and make them worse.

Got to be worth a go?

Must make a nice old mess on the misses new dress then??
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Old Oct 22nd, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Seems mad Nun but apparently does the trick. Mine are squeak free using a similar method.

P.s missus doesn't usual drive or ride in mine. 18s are too harsher ride!


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I have noticed when the head rest is in the up position it squeaks until you rest your head against it.
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I have noticed when the head rest is in the up position it squeaks until you rest your head against it.

Trouble is they arent for resting your head on, the correct term is head restraints, to stop your head going too far back if someone bumps into the back of you. A whiplash preventer in other words.
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