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noisy suspension ??

Old 06-11-2014, 07:38 PM
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Default noisy suspension ??

Changed the sway bar links. Checked the mounts (bushings) - they're ok. It helped, but did not solve the problem.

When going over bumps sometimes sounds lie the wheels are gonna come off! What's the problem?
Old 06-11-2014, 10:45 PM
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hi digi:
This is too vague to tell. You are not even telling if it is in the front or back , left or right.

Here is what I like to do: I park the car and open a door wide. then i rock the car using the door as leverage until the noise occurs. It will tell me from which corners it comes from and it gives me the specific sound for reference.
then I put the car on jack stands and use a tire iron or pry bar to simulate the suspension motions by prying up on the control arm and so on. While doing this i keep an eye on the joints to see if there is play where it shouldn't be.
I also knock different parts with the handle of a scrw driver to see if i can reproduce the sound I heard earlier.
Considering the age of your vehicle it is likely that the struts are shot. but you should also check the lower ball joints and the tie rod ends of the steering. In the back you check the struts and control arms.
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