Creaking (gear-like) noise from suspension following spring replacement

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Creaking (gear-like) noise from suspension following spring replacement

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Hi all,

First post on here as I’m wondering if anyone can help.

Recently replaced my 2 front coil springs on my VW Polo 1.2 2013 following the front driver side spring snapping. Everything seemed well until I noticed a creaking/gear-like noise, which is more frequent when going over speedbumps. Videos attached below of sounds.

https://youtu.be/1vy5Qe2lKME
https://youtu.be/eFBM-NcVoSc
https://youtu.be/fsfpKNrorz8

If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate it, thanks :)
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Re: Creaking (gear-like) noise from suspension following spring replacement

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Is everything tied up properly and torqued to the correct values?
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Yep
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What torque values did you use?
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Re: Creaking (gear-like) noise from suspension following spring replacement

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Followed the tutorial here: https://youtu.be/Ju7RkVHvaHE

Will try to re-check all bolts tomorrow, or sometime this week. Appreciate the help
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Re: Creaking (gear-like) noise from suspension following spring replacement

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Just checked everything, turns out it was a piece of the undertray that managed to come loose and was scraping against the floor! Thankfully noise is gone now :mrgreen:
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