Derp saidOk so here is the issue. Everything on my car is new. Swaybar bushings came with bushing lube. Lubed them up, and they squeaked for a bit then suddenly went silent! SCORE!!!!
Then it rained and I drove through it. Now, they SQUEAK like MAD again and its driving me insane. Its embarrassing. Should I just use boybutter or some other anal lube on them now...? FML
Analyzing a car squeak online is as difficult as giving medical advice, without seeing the "patient" in person. What does "everything on my car is new" mean? All the suspension components? Including the swaybar? Or just the bushings? Who selected these items for your car? A NAPA store, a dealer, mail order? Did you install these bushings yourself? What year and model car?
Many replacement car parts come from China now, or other off-shore sources, and their quality is highly variable. Metal parts are frequently poor, rusting quickly and lacking OEM strength, and rubber is also substandard.
In addition to poor quality parts, other issues can include: incorrect parts for your car; incorrect assembly order and/or positioning; incorrect torquing of bolts, resulting in either over or under-compression of the bushing; failure to clean the contact surfaces of any reused metal parts, depending on sway bar design. Did you also replace the rubber bushings that attach the sway bar to the chassis, as well as at the sway bar ends?
Squeaks can be maddening, because the sound can travel along metal parts and may be perceived as originating from a different location. In this case, it may be necessary to drive the car over a lube pit with someone down there, who listens as the suspension is worked by a second person above. (Don't try that on the ground) The pit person should use a mechanic's stethoscope with a metal probe.