why do old cars squeak?

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Asked by Nov 25, 2009 at 11:54 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

older cars just squeak alot when you gas it.

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Most squeaking is caused by old rubber bushings. They tend to make noise when worn or not properly lubricated. However if the engine squeakgets worse or faster when you accelerate then you have a problem.

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