Hi all. Let me explain you my problem and outline specific questions. I have a lot of them. Thanks in advance!!
I have a 2007 Mustang GT Manual with 44 k miles on it. About 2 years ago it started chirping. This gets worse the more I do the following, if I'm stuck in traffic for example: 1st gear, then gently 2nd gear. The car lurches back a little between 1st and 2nd gear, and the sound is a chirp or a groan if I do it really really slowly and smooth. The motion the car goes through between the gears is very small, but that's what makes that annoying chirp come out. Sounds like it's coming from the rear end. This sound goes away if I spray WD-40 on where the screw is (see picture 2 furthest from the camera, it's the end of that moving "arm")
About the same time, sometimes on the highway, I get repeated barely audible high-pitched chirping sound. Sounds like a mouse orgy. It comes and goes. Sometimes it happens when I press the gas pedal. Sometimes when I'm going up the hill.
What I saw today at the shop, when the mechanic lifted up the car:
nearly of these so-called bushings that are made of rubber are cracked/torn.
1. Do I need to replace all of them bushings? Or are these purely "cosmetic"?
2. If I need to replace them, do I need to change all the parts attached to them or just the rubber?
3. Can all those torn rubber bushings be responsible for the noise?
4. Could somebody please identify the parts' names, and where I could get them?
Thanks a lot guys! I know it's a lot of information!:worship