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Questions tagged [suspension]

Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels. -Wikipedia

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Shock absorber change

I am owner of Mahindra Scorpio my car is riding 150000 so I want to change the shocker but I confuse only shocker change or both shocker and coil spring change pls suggest
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Clicking and popping sound in passenger side front wheel

Whenever I hot the gas or the brake, I hear a clicking and popping sound on the front right side. I just put in w new CV axle and control arm ball joint. The sound happens during abrupt momentum ...
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My 2007 Ford Focus feels like an SUV going around curves. Why?

My wife has a 2007 Ford Focus and I have a 1997 Toyota Corolla. The reviews I read of the 2007 (and similar years) Focus say that it's actually pretty fun to drive, but personally I hate it. It just ...
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2009 Civic Sedan hit curb. Front Passenger side Suspension Replacement!

So my 2009 civic sedan hit a curb at the passenger side, and both passenger side tires blew. I got new tires and an alignment, and now there's no vibration or noise at low or high speeds while going ...
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Banging noise Over bumps

I get banging noise over bumps. Its seems like car has been dropped from some height. If I go slowly over bumps then nothing comes and even suspension works perfectly fine but this noise comes when I ...
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Will driving 4 unbalanced tires to a shop for balancing cause any issue on the suspension/alignment?

I've refinished all 4 aluminum wheels on a 2wd 2001 Toyota Tacoma. In the process, I dismounted the tires (235/70) and flipped them (so the white lettering is on the inside) and removed all existing ...
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2003 Mazda Tribute (Ford Escape) Front Clunk: Not the tie rods or ball joint

I've been frustrated by the clunk in the front of my car for the seven years since I bought it. Just recently it became incredibly loud when. Some details: Exclusively occurs when the Front Left tire ...
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When should I get an alignment after strut and coil replacement?

This weekend I replaced most of the front suspension in my car, including the strut and coil assemblies for both front wheels. I was told it is wise to get an alignment done afterwords as my car is ...
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Pulsar 220 F replaced with New suspension, still the problem persist

I have very good experience with my pulsar 220 past 9 years. Slowly, the ride becomes firmer. I could feel every bits and stones on my butt so, thinking of the age of the bike I changed the rear ...
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Clunk in back end

I'm hearing a clunk and bang from the back of my car. The symptoms: 2010 RAV4, 6 cyl, AWD, 75kmiles. Clunk from rear sometimes when rounding sharp corners at low speed. Clunk from rear sometimes when ...
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I bought two new shock absorbers but one of them is much softer and slower. Is it bad? (video attached)

It also does not go up fully if I put some weight on it. Video: https://youtu.be/1CpawflyGjs Car is scion tc. Both struts are the same brand/line.
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Schock absorbers misting

My car has a schock absorbers misting report on a test Audi a3 built 2009 Now my question is could this case a bumpy ride I.e when the car rides of bumpy road, the drive feels very rough Best ...
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Stripped threads on top mount for shock, is it still usable?

I have an otherwise brand new shock (KYB KG5551 Gas-a-Just Monotube Shock) that I mistakenly torque gunned the old (OEM) nut onto. This stripped all the threads and it no longer accepts the correct ...
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Can I compress the strut spring while still attached to my 2011 Jetta?

Removing the strut is quite a task but if I could compress the spring with the right tool 'while still on the car', I think that the strut could come out of the steering knuckle with-out removing the ...
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Do I need to replace my swinging arm bushings?

I've removed the steering knuckles from my Audi Q3. When I move the swinging arm by hand it makes a creaking noise. Do the bushing(s) need to be replaced? See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Struts blew out very soon after Coil Spring replacement

I got a car inspection in November and they told me my coil springs were cracked and needed to be replaced. I got the work done as recommended and pretty soon after this, my car was making a weird ...
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Suspension height on Grand Cherokee 2011 v8 5.7L without air suspension

I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 2011 v8 5.7L. I recently convert the suspension to conventional (remove quadra-lift) due to too many problems and cost. Chrysler did it. Aside from the warning ...
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Suspension/braking issues with Honda Civic

I have been hearing a creaking/squeaking sound from the front of my car when turning at slow speeds. I have noticed that when I usually hear the noise when I am turning the wheel and breaking. To ...
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Front wheel moving in ways it really shouldn't

Driving home in my Subaru WRX after Christmas with my in-laws, I first noticed a distinct pull to the left under braking, but on checking at the roadside couldn't see anything obvious, so I continued ...
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Technique to driving over parking lot speed bumps [closed]

I live in a large apartment block and the parking is 3 floors down, with a speed bump on each floor parking level. The speed bumps are very aggressive and seem squared off like in the picture below ...
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How to shorten a USD fork?

I’m wondering how to shorten a USD fork about 3-4”. I know you can do internal lowering via spring cut and spacer. Is it possible to shorten the fork itself by cutting the external fork body and then ...
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Help removing rusted sway bar link nut

I’m working on an 03 Camry trying to replace the sway bar end links. The Allen key hole stripped and I’m having trouble removing the bottom nut. The top one was easier due to all the space I have. ...
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EFS/Lovells/OME suspension for NSGV

I want to upgrade suspension at my Suzuki Grand Vitara 2013. Currently I determined three variants: EFS Elite full kit (specs) EFS shocks (from kit) + Lovells coils (Medium SFS32 + Medium SRR33) OME ...
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Vertical play in wheels

I had my car jacked up recently and I noticed a vertical play(wheel going up and down) while holding the wheel at 9 and 3 and trying to move it. This comes with a severe knocking on the rear, both ...
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Loose steering over anything rough

I have a 2011 Ford F-150, and since we bought a year ago it's always felt somewhat unstable over uneven pavement. The truck tracks straight on the highway, doesn't have any vibration, but anytime I ...
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Can a damaged CV joint cause clunking noise?

It was raining the other day and my tires do not have a lot of tread on them. I was taking this on ramp on too high of speed than I should have and ended up oversteering off the pavement into grass ...
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ford transit with suspension debonding issues

I put a deposit down for a van without checking its mot history. It turns out the last mot had an advisory on it. It said "nearside front suspension arm back bush starting to unbond" What does that ...
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Vehicle Ride Height

Car is 2008 Audi A4 2.0T S Line. It appears to sit lower than other cars (standard edition, not S Line) that I've seen around town. I want to change out shocks and struts as I suspect they are ...
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Chatter from steering rack in a specific condition

2008 Audi A4 2.0T. Specific condition is when I back into my driveway, I'm driving down the street, turn the wheel to the left and line the car up. Then shift to reverse and cut the wheels right ...
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Solved - Weird metallic clunk when accelerating

EDIT: FOUND THE CULPRIT! Description in the end. This may be a long post, but my car is making a sound that is driving me completely nuts. The car in question is a 1997 VW Parati, a small three-door ...
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What Is The Metal “Wing” Connected To My Lower Strut Mount Mazda Protege 2002?

Connected to the lower strut mount of my Mazda Protege 2002 is a "wing" which leads away with a size 14mm bolt in it. I have been trying to loosen the rusted bolt, but I can't get it loose. I am ...
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Same side drop links from different company, will it make any difference?

I'm just about to change my sway bar drop links. 3 out of 4 parts are from one company and one of the rear is from a different company. On any normal car I wouldn't even ask but it's a civic vti ...
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Can knocking noises caused by anti roll drop links be intermittent or just not detectable until they get worse?

So I was getting a knocking noise from under car and mechanic 1(who just had axle stands i.e. no ramp) said its either the anti roll bar or ball joint and there was no way of knowing which you just ...
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Can a very lowered suspension cause cv joint to leak?

Car is a civic vti 1999 currently at 160k miles and looking rusty underneath. The suspension has been lowered so much it is a nightmare to ride over humps. Just found that I have leaking cv joints. ...
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Rear Coil Spring perch for Golf MK5 GTi - what part number?

According to the diagram at https://workshop-manuals.com/volkswagen/golf-mk5/running_gear_axles_steering/rear_suspension_drive_shaft/assembly_overview_shock_absorber_coil_spring_(front-wheel_drive)/ (...
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Sound while turning wheel all the way. Just replaced struts and sway bar links

I have a 2010 jetta limited edition. I was told that the front coil springs were broken so they needed to replace the struts. While replacing struts, the mechanic said that the sway bar end link got ...
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Totally wrong rear springs fitted to car during factory production

One year on since buying a new car and we've finally acheived confirmation that the wrong rear springs were fitted to the car - in the factory production line. Apparently the springs were those for a ...
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can I use a heavier oil in front forks

I have a 1982 Honda gl500 silverwing and last year I had the front fork seals replaced. They lasted about a month and the left one started leaking again. Now the local repair shops tell me that 1. ...
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Strut spring slipped off pad

I have a 2011 Town and Country (70k miles) and I had a clunking develop on the driver's side a few months ago. I figured out that the strut bushing/bearing was the cause and the clunking was the ...
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Need help hacking a solution to a bmw e61 (2007 530xi wagon) rear air suspension failure

I brought the car to a shop to have the front struts replaced because I didn't have time to do it, and when I get it back, the rear suspension is completely deflated. I take a look and (it had rained)...
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Audi A8 adaptive suspension

Can't find a sensor for my adaptive air suspension. I have been told mine is overheating causing problem with fault codes. Is it called a different name?
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Suspension problem or broken steel belt in tire?

I have among many cars, a 2005 Chevy cobalt LS. it's a nightmare! Spend more time under it than driving it. So recently I replaced the front passenger ball joint, and the driver's side rear coil ...
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Passenger side wheel sits closer to the front of the car than drivers

I have a 2011 Ford Fusion. My passenger side wheel sits 1 finger away from the shielding in the hub (towards the engine / forward) while the driver's side is backward. Not sure what happened to it. ...
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Judder, Potentially Bad Control Arm

I have a slight judder/vibration on an Audi S4 which is felt through the car (not the wheel). It is felt normally at higher speeds (70mph) and is not always present. When I originally bought the car (...
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Rear strut mounts 2005 Escape

I have a 2005 Ford Escape. Going over bumps, I get a loud banging noise from the rear struts. There’s play when I grab the upper part of the shock. Is there a fix for this?
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Anything wrong with my suspension on this picture?

I was told by my auto mechanic that there is a significant issue with my car - something is broken (no clue how to translate the name of this part into English). He sent me below images as a proof. I ...
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ABS/ stabilisation control error

I have polo 1.2Tsi 2015 model, here is the problem : my clutch eas dead and i bought new one and fitted it in, after i started the car it did not move at all, it showed ABS/ STABILISATION CONTROL ...
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Thumping/vibration linked with wheel rotation

I have a 1999 Mercedes C class with a wheel vibration. Its a pulsing kind of like tapping your finger on a table or driving over grooved roads. Its linked to vehicle speed and is apparent from really ...
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Car hits on speedbreaker from beneath

Suzuki Khyber 1990. Car bumps on speedbreaker giving a terrifying sound of hitting and leading to damaging parts. I did use suspensions but when 4 people sit in that it does the same. Don't know what ...
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​Scrub radius and bump steer

is there any relation between adding spacer(or changing Rims Offset) with Bump response to steering wheel? Adding spacer or reduce Rims offset can chnage scrub radius.