Return to TechTips

C5 Stabilizer Bar Bushing Lube


Not too long ago my C5 began making an unpleasant squeaking noise reminiscent of horror movie doors, especially when going over speed bumps (maybe Corvettes just have issues with anything restricting speed?) After troubleshooting and some research, I discovered the squeak was stabilizer bar bushings and that this was a common problem. If you are experiencing squeaking or creaking, this most likely is the culprit.

An easy fix is to remove the bushings as per the Tech Tip titled C5 Stabilizer Bar Swap'. After removal, thoroughly clean the bushings and bar, lube the bushings with Energy Suspensions Lubricant (available at Auto Zone). Reinstall them following the procedure in the above-mentioned tip.