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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car vibrating only at 80-90 mph

I have a Dodge Charger 5.7 2016 (automatic transmission) It shakes (the car) at 80-90 mph its not like body problem no the car actually shakes a little if i remember correctly the steering wheel does ...
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Squeaking noise on bushings. What kind of oil should be used.?

Recently my Toyota 2010 model started to emit noise when I'm driving slowly. A mechanic sprayed WD40 on the bushings and the noise was gone. But after three days the noise returned.
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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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Can rear shocks affect comfort at the front?

Can bad rear shocks affect the ride quality at the front of the car? Or are they only noticeable for back passengers? My car was really "bouncy", so I replaced the front shocks. Even though ...
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When to replace struts?

I recently replaced my struts because the shop said the front driver side is leaking when I took it in to replace brake pads/rotors. But now that I am looking closely, I am not sure the struts need ...
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Noises after installing new coilovers

Replaced my struts with new Tein coilovers. I don't have a torque wrench but all bolts seem firm. Test drive after installation has a near constant thumping noise from the rear regardless of bumps in ...
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VW Polo - new suspension arm clunk

I had new front suspension arms fitted on my 06 Polo today. Now there’s clunking on one side when I go over dips in the road or when braking. I’m thinking maybe the brake is loose or something? ...
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On uneven road, I hear sound from front left side as though the tire is touching the fender and rubbing against it for a second

On uneven road, and also on speed braker, at low speed of 1 to 10 km/hr, I hear sound from front right side of bonet. It sounds as though the tire is touching the fender and rubbing against it (it is ...
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Front coil spring broken and the part has been discontinued

My son has a 1999 Infiniti Q45 that broke one of it's front coil springs. It's near the bottom, so it still mostly works, but we want to fix it right. However, we have looked at multiple online ...
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Need to find out which type of radial shaft seal I have

I am repairing the coilover of a Yamaha XT600 2kf and I need to replace a radial shaft seal. Unfortunately I have not been able to identify the exact type of seal this is. I have only been able to ...
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Audi Q5 2012 2.0l shaking and noise

I have a 2012 Audi Q5. Recently soon as I reach 120kmh the car starts shaking like you can feel the steering wheel and the whole car shaking like its about to fall apart. I took it to a mechanic he ...
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Is a parallel 4 link safe compared to a triangulated 4 link?

After researching the topic the closest article I've ever been able to find was written by Ridetech: "What’s the difference between a triangulated 4 link and a parallel 4 link?". However, a concern ...
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2005 Dodge Stratus car vibrates pressing on the brake

My car vibrates while holding the brake. While at a stop sign or a drive thru. Sometimes it's pretty loud and then sometimes it seems to stop. Putting it in neutral and park stops. It's only while ...
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MacPherson strut not alligned to spring

After new spring installation, I noticed the spring is not parallel to strut. Instead it is in an angle. What's wrong?
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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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Ford Fiesta zetec 2014

When I'm on a step hill pointing up. I pull the handbrake up. Take my foot of the brake pedal. The front of the car drops about an inch. Is this normal??
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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.
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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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Clicking sound when I apply pressure on brake

When I am applying pressure to my brakes I hear a sound that can be described as a clicking one. It is very faint, have to listen keenly. There is no squeaking, grinding or any high pitched noises ...
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Do hard tires reduce life of suspension in the long run?

I recently bought a new family sedan which comes with the hard stock tires. Now I am worried whether they could reduce the life of suspension parts in near future. Should I change the stock tires to ...
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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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Suspension spring coil snapped at bottom, Is it safe to drive short distance

Hi before i start i have seen this question, Is it safe to drive a car that has a broken suspension spring? But My problem is a bit different I sat into My BMW 320d 2006 and heard a weird loud noise, ...
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Unexpected suspension noises during articulation

Why Is My 2013 Tucson Making A Creaking Noise From The Left Rear Wheel Especially When The Car Goes Into Deep Gutters, On Even Surfaces And Bumps? My car makes a creaking sound whenever I go over ...
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clunking/popping/crackling noise at low speed

Does anybody know what could cause this clunking/popping/crackling noise only at low speeds when hitting a rougher surface- bumps, dips, stone roads (under 10-15 MPH) ? The position of the steering ...
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How to make 2020 Honda Accord ride more supple

There is a fine line between sporty and harsh. I would like to make 2020 base Honda Accord sedan more supple, less harsh. From investigating online, it appears the reason may be the tires. The stock ...
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Using nylon lock-nuts in place of traditional slotted nuts & a cotter pin

I am replacing the front control arms on my vehicle (ball joints and the bushings are more than well-worn after 20+ years of service). But I am finding myself in somewhat of a predicament: all of the ...
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New pair of shock absorber piston does not return at the same time after compression

I bought a pair of new shock absorbers for my car today. When i went to the workshop and open up i did a compression on the pistons. i found that one of the shock piston return faster than the other. ...
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Why does my van shudder vibrate only after 20mph and only in gear?

1979 austin/leyland sherpa petrol o series engine. At about 20mph my van starts to shudder vibrate quite badly and gets progressively worse if I dare go at a higher speed. The thing is it only ...
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Replacing only one front strut?

I drive a 2014 Corolla LE and recently had my right front shock strut and stabilizer bar link replaced under warranty. Currently the car has 20300 miles on it. Questions: Steering-weight seems ...
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2010 Lincoln MKS - Wobbling/shaking side to side

So I just recently bought a 2010 Lincoln MKS with 200,000 miles on it. Brakes, and new tires were allegedly put on it very recently. The car was brought back in for previously agreed upon (and paid ...
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New replacement rear shocks/strut replacement cartridges are not available, can I have them rebuilt?

1986 Mitsubishi Starion ESI-R Turbo
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What does "unladen" mean, specifically

The service manual says: "Perform the final tightening of the rear suspension member and axle installation position (rubber bushing) under unladen condition with tires on level ground". ...
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Protecting suspension bushings from oil-related damage

Bit of an oddball question. My car refuses to track straight on any road that isn't perfectly flat & level, among other problems; I've narrowed the problem down to the existing control arm ...
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Metallic bang sound when moving off

Honda Civic coupe vti 1999. When moving off today just as I was manoeuvring out I heard a metallic bang sound which sounds like ‘dang’ noise if that makes any sense. I made nothing off it drove out ...
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New car - Front Left suspension "clicking"

I recently bought a new car and noticed when I go over speed bumps (either directly or at an angle), the front left suspension "clicks", and I feel that click through my steering wheel. Im ...
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Intermittent vibration at various speeds

As the title suggests, my new-to-me 2018 Audi A4 vibrates/shudders at speeds ranging from 30-80 MPH. When test driving the vehicle off the lot, I suspected imbalanced tires however, the shop owner ...
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Is gravel under lower control arm joint a problem?

2002 Odyssey, two images here of lower control arm joints where it meets the body. One of the driver side which is cleaned out, and one of the passenger side showing a pebble in the same area. The ...
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Should I be concerned about van with rear coil spring replacement after 85k miles?

I am looking at a second hand Vito van, and note that it previously failed its MOT for: Nearside Rear Coil spring fractured or broken (5.3.1 (b) (i)) There was also a warning for: Nearside Front Tyre ...
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Nissan Juke 2011

My daughter hit the curb when she tried to go forward not realizing it was too close to the curb now the car wobbles/vibrates at 20 to 30 mph (kmh?), I changed the tires and did the alignment, but it ...
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Which will have longer lifespan: stock or urethane bushings?

Background: this is in reference to the previously mentioned 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon. This isn't a track car: it's only for fun street commutes and general Daddy duty. The car has upwards of ...
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Does changing suspension bushing require camber adjustment?

I have Mitsubishi Mirage 1999 or sometimes called Lancer in some countries. I have recently changed the the rear and front suspension and took the car for camber adjustment and alignment. I noticed ...
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Will lighter wheels soften the ride of an Acura RDX?

I've spent some time in a 2016 Acura RDX and I find its ride to be very harsh – every little imperfection in the road is transmitted and felt by the occupants. The RDX is marketed as a "sporty&...
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Will more expensive dampers improve the ride of a family sedan (over OEM)?

If I'm to the point of needing to replace worn shocks/struts, is there any benefit to shopping around for dampers that will improve the ride, or will they all feel about the same? (For the sake of ...
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Do I need to replace both front struts if one is OK

I have a car that is 7 years old and unfortunately hit a curb which bent the front strut on the drivers side. Do I need to replace both struts? Or just the damaged strut? It is similar to this ...
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Shock absorber has dropped down

I'm not sure about the proper nomenclature but it looks like my rear shock absorber (or a part of it?) has dropped and is stuck at that down position. Car details: 2000 BMW 320d (first version of the ...
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Clicking sound after changing struts. 2008 Ford Escape hybrid

I have a 2008 Ford Escape hybrid. I recently changed out my old struts for brand new ones. After the new ones were installed, I hear a clicking sound when I accelerate and when I brake. There will be ...
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How to make a car less bouncy?

My 2016 Camry feels very "bouncy" even on seemingly smooth roads. It is bouncy at every speed, from 30km/h to 110km/h. I can feel every groove on the road. Which components should I modify/...
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1960s Race Car Rear Suspension Question [closed]

As you can see in the pictures below they dont have a double wishbone setup but instead they have this weird setup. Why did they use something like this instead of double wishbones back then and why ...
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Wheel bearings failure at low miles

I was recently unlucky enough to be in a crash. My car is modern (2016 registered). Driving on a highway at highway speeds, I heard a rumble noise. I knew the road I was on but thought i was going ...
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Symptoms of bad camber?

My car's steering is unpredictable at times. It often happens when going over a bump or turning or on a road with a lot of droops in it. For just a split second the steering will go in a direction I ...

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