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Chassis squeak-and-rattle prevention

Squeak-and-Rattle Prevention

Enhance perceived quality by preventing squeaks and rattles

Meet challenging design objectives for squeak-and-rattle (S&R) prevention in your chassis and brake applications. Select Molykote® brand pastes and dry-film coatings from Dow Corning.

Our Smart Lubrication™ solutions can help you eliminate squeaks and rattles prior to vehicle delivery and provide long-term S&R prevention in service. With Molykote® pastes and dry-film coatings, you can:

  • Stop squeaks and rattles by applying Smart Lubrication to bolts, fasteners, pins and other parts before assembly
  • Reduce component fretting corrosion or wear from vibration
  • Provide lasting lubrication for inaccessible parts operating in dusty environments and over a wide temperature range
  • Deliver chassis and brake lubrication that resists oxidation and water washout
  • Isolate and reduce structural noise transmission

Learn more about Molykote® lubricants for brake applications and chassis applications.


Solutions for NVH reduction

Noise-damping Molykote® brand lubricants can improve perceived vehicle quality by reducing NVH. Control noise and vibration from piston skirts and rings to brake and body systems and more.

Read more about Dow Corning NVH solutions.

Chassis squeak-and-rattle prevention

Give yourself a full range of noise-damping material options
Molykote® brand specialty lubricant pastes and Molykote® brand dry-film coatings can help you prevent squeaks and rattles, while Molykote® brand greases and Molykote® brand compounds provide even more NVH control solutions. Our innovative materials, expertise and support can give you effective answers to:

  • Control feel in steering column adjustments and pedal positioning
  • Eliminate suspension squeaks, rattles and buzzing vibrations
  • Reduce braking noise and judder
  • Isolate and quiet noise from under-body motors, actuators and positioning systems
  • Reduce noise from steering linkage, brake cables and latching systems

Get the NVH-damping materials and support you need to prevent squeaks and rattles.

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    In addition to specialty sealants, elastomers and lubricants, we also offer more material options for other chassis and brake applications.

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Brake friction control
Brake system lubrication
Steering lubrication
Suspension lubrication
Dust covers and boots
Seals and gaskets
Other chassis and brake solutions

Learn more

Dow Corning solutions for NVH May/June 2011 Automotive Design Magazine (PDF)
Molykote ® brand NVH Control Products (PDF)
Molykote® Anti-Friction Coatings Selection Guide (PDF)

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A tough silicone rubber elastomer was used as a shock- and noise-absorbing coupler in the lower steering shaft assembly on a line of U.S.-built small cars.

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