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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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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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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Rough Undercarriage Ride

On my '09 Nissan Titan I get a rough rumbling ride/sound from undercarriage when I get to 40 mph. I have lots of rust issues underneath and lots around the rear drive shaft. Worried that the drive ...
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2000 Ford Taurus ABS reluctor ring grinding on lower ball joint

My Taurus started to make a grinding noise in the front. When I looked at it I could see the ABS reluctor ring was grinding on the lower ball joint. My plan is to replace the axles/reluctor rings, but ...
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Car pulls to the right when braking - started after putting jack stand under control arm

So when I jacked my car through a front central jack point, I managed to raise the car high enough to put the jack stand under the designated jack point on the left side of the car but it wasn't high ...
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What Damage may Accompany a Broken Axle

I was looking at buying a 98 Honda Shuttle with a broken right side axle, and was wondering what other damage I should keep my eyes open for which might normally be seen together with a broken axle.
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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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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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Airmatic Suspension for an S-Class Mercedes Benz

I parked my 2003 S430 for about 2 hours with the front wheels turned to the right (not straightened). When I came back and drove the car, immediately the warning appears "Airmatic Too Low!!" I was ...
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Less mileage and bumpy ride in VW polo after shocks and timing belt replacement

I own a VW Polo TDI, 2011. I recently had all four shocks replaced. I also got my timing belt and fan belt replaced. I also did the alignment afterwards. I have made a few observations which I would ...
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Fork oil for Suzuki GSXR 155 Naked

I want to change the fork oil on a Suzuki GSXR155. Which fork oil should I use? The suspension is not working and the handlebar is vibrating while riding on speed brakers, off road drives.
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How involved (crazy) is it to lift my Pontiac a couple of inches?

I'm a pretty experienced DIY-er, but I'm not familiar with the process for lifting a car. How involved is the process for just 2-3 inches, and can it be done for a vehicle that doesn't necessarily ...
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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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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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2013 Dart SXT Clunking/Grinding, Front Right

I own a 2013 Dart SXT, 140k miles. I typically do all my own maintenance, so most of the car is in decent shape. However, for the first time I took my car to a shop to get an alignment + 2 front tires....
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2013 Ford Escape SEL 2ltr Turbo AWD heavy vibration under load

109K miles. Car started shaking on the hwy under load. Climbing any incline with my foot on the gas. We took it to an independent shop and the diagnosis was struts, shocks, and new tires. We ...
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Lots of sounds coming from my car. Can you help?

I'd really appreciate your advice on an issue I am having with my 2003 Lexus ES300. It currently has 180k miles on it, and was a family hand me down, so I know a little about it's history if that ...
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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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2003 civic si - ground control installation on bilstein struts

I recently purchased a set of ground control coilover conversion springs to be used with my bilstein struts. The kit came with install instructions for koni yellow struts, which are similar, yet ...
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Replacement Spring - Spring Too Compressed Under Load

Yesterday I helped a friend replace his springs on his Vauxhall Corsa C 1.2 Life (2004). The fronts went well however there's a bit of a bizarre issue on the rears. The rear of a Corsa uses a trailing ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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2001 f150 suspension package

Just replaced the suspension package on a 2001 F150. OEM parts. The issue I'm having is that when I go above 50mph and hit a bump/pot hole, there's a significant amount of jarring that occurs. ...
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how can i replace the front airlift air bags on my 1982 chevrolet p30 chassis ,

to mechanics stack exchange , I hope this will clarify my question I,ve really tried to explain the situation , please critique , thank you how can I install front airlift air bags in a 1982 ...
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Driver's side front wheel placement

I have problem with the front end on a 75 Duster. The front wheel on driver's side moved forward hitting fender in front of wheel. There is a half finger gap in front of wheel, three fingers behind. ...
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Jeep Cherokee Torque/Reaction arm

i have a Jeep Cherokee Limited 2.8CRD (06 plate) which has just failed its MOT. the "Torque/Reaction arm" to both nearside and offside rear need replacing. what is this? is it the same thing as "...
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Discover 100 T nitrox shock absorbers replacement with other modals/ brands

I have a Bajaj Discover 100T with nitrox shock absorbers. The nitrox shock absorbers are not working and I need to replace them with a Bajaj or other brand but not with the current Discover 100T OEM ...
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Lower control arm mounting bolt replacement size. 2004 Mazda B3000

Need to know what size bolt for Mazda B3000 lower control arm mount
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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