Originally Posted by Scruffage
Sorry, the way I worded my question in the earlier post may lead someone to believe I had a problem with Pedders endlinks, THAT IS NOT THE CASE. I have a competitors endlink. I just don't want to trash anyone's products by mentioning names, especially when I have not 100% identified the problem.
Cool. Thank you for the clarification. Endlink noises for OE and aftermarket brands can frequently be solved by:
1. Squaring the joint to the mounting surface. The joint should the square to the sway bar and the strut tab. This allows the joint to work without binding. Sometimes when you tighten the bolt the entire endlink will shift out of position and create a bind. This can cause a noise or damage the endlink. Check the articulation and make sure they are correct.
2. Tighten the bolts. GM has a relatively low torque value for the endlink hardware. I really hate to type this -- make them mechanic tight. If you want to feel more sophisticated use the German torq spec Gudentight.
Let me know if this helps.