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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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.
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Bouncing car, notice every gap when driving [duplicate]

I own a Micra K11 from 1999 for some months now. The car has been lowered with lowering springs. The thing is, that the car is really bouncy, but when driving over a threshold or something, it ...
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2006 DTS rear suspension

I have a 2006 DTS and the rear suspension rides very bumpy. If I push on the rear of the car it only goes down an inch or two before stopping. What’s the matter?
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Replacing OEM Shocks in 2004 Cadillac Escalade with Z55 Auto Ride Suspension

I have a 2004 Cadillac Escalade 2WD 5.3L V8 with Z55 Autoride Suspension. The ride quality is pretty rough, so I'm trying to do everything I can to smooth it out. I was just going to replace the front ...
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What brand of front shocks would you recommend for 2004 Cadillac Escalade 2WD? [closed]

I have a 2004 Cadillac Escalade 2WD V8 5.3L (215K miles). I'm looking at replacing the front shocks myself, and was wondering how to intelligently select a good replacement for them?
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what is a Shock Absorber's Tightening Torque?

What number should I adjust my Torque Wrench to when I torque a shock absorber? the repair manual says 98.1 ~ 117.7N.m so should I adjust it to 98 or 117? I have to change a leaking shock absorber ...
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Mercury Milan - Rough ride quality, relatively new tires

The car has ~180k miles on it but I have relatively new tires (less than 10K miles on them) and they are pretty good on the highway (very silent). My tires are: 205/60/16. Width/height-wise they are ...
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Creaking when braking after recent service

Car: 2013 Subaru Outback, 65k miles Recently my SO hit a curb in the car (front-left wheel). After looking it over, it was obvious the control arm and inner tie rod would need to be replaced. I ...
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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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Welded nut broken inside subframe

So I was replacing my rear upper control arm (passenger side) for my 1995 Acura legend today, and I was trying to take out the bolts that go into the subframe. One of them was hard to turn, so I got a ...
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How can I soften the 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR5 bumpy ride?

I just purchased a 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR5 and it's a bit bumpy. I feel everything on the road. Any way to soften that? It's relatively new (10k miles), so I'm wondering if it'll soften in time?
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Suspension bouncing left and right

I have a 1995 Acura legend and it was a project car to replace all suspension parts, bushings etc. basically I started with the rear suspension, replaced everything there including struts and bushings ...
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'steering kickback'

'07 cobalt, 60K miles. No ABS or Traction Control. Electric power steering. Doing slow turns in a parking lot, with mixed snow/ice/dry pavement, the steering wheel jumps around. Not a lot, but ...
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2001 Mitsubishi Pajero GDI unstable over 80km/h

The car appears to be floating away or gliding out of control after driving at a speed of above 80km/h, almost as though I am driving on a slippery surface Is this the shocks or stabiliser rubbers? ...
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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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Can a dirt bike be used as a sports bike?

Let’s say I have a dirt bike. I replace the tires with more grippy and wider street tires. Would it perform equally well as compared to a sports bike having everything other than the suspension system ...
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Tire uneven wear - cause and appropriate preventative action?

The inside of the tires are worn as seen in the attached photos (both front and rear). This is an SUV with about 80k miles on it. Any ideas on 1) what would cause this, 2) how the car could develop ...
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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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1999-Mercury Cougar..noisy new suspension bushings

I have a 99 mercury cougar I just picked up. The rear suspension bushings were replaced, but are very noisy. Is there anything I can do to stop it or do I just have to live with it? Thanks for the ...
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Solid front axle alignment - jeep wrangler

So I put some new suspensions on my jeep about a year ago. Nothing fancy, just coil springs, shocks and stabilizer bars, leaving the factory control arms etc in place. It was a DIY job in my parking ...
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Could worn out front shocks cause extensive inner tire wear?

I have a problem where both front tires on my 1989 Toyota truck are wearing out the inner tread at an abnormal rate. So much so in fact that steel belt broke through on the drivers side tire and I ...
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Mazda RX-8 tires squeak when turning while accelerating

This happens a lot when leaving parking lots and making right turns. If I have to turn while accelerating, the rear tires squeak even when I'm not pushing that hard. It sounds like I'm burning out and ...
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Car feels imbalanced but difficult to find problem

I have a Hyundai Tuscani Coupe 2006. One day I was driving fast and there was a ditch in one side of the road. Thinking I'm a rally racer I just went into the ditch and noticed the rear of the car ...
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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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Replacing Front Suspension

I have an '06 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 (Z71 Extended Cab). I just purchased a kit to replace all the suspension pieces in the front end, including upper/lower control arms, and inner/outer tie rod ends....
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Offside Rear Coil Spring

Renault Clio mk3 2008. Offside rear coil spring has broken and I've been quoted £129 to replace the spring and shock absorber but does it need a new absorber?.
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Knocking/clunking sound coming from back end on flat road

I drive a 2014 Mitsubishi RVR and for a couple of months now there has been a knocking noise coming from the back end of the vehicle. At first it was very faint and you could only hear it when the ...
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Torque specs for Ford Focus inner tie rod

What is the correct torque for the inner tie rod on a 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon?
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Coilovers destroying my drive shafts

I have a set of Coilovers on my car and it's lowered by about 45-50 mm all around, the driveshaft bearings are lasting about 4-5 months on each side before having to be replaced because of the angle ...
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Will driving with damaged inner tie rod damage outer ends?

I have a 2002 Ford Focus and both the inner and outer tie rods need replacing. However, I'm on a short deadline because I'm moving at the end of the month and need to get this car working ASAP. I ...
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Mounting new shocks/struts for 2002 Ford Focus SE

I am replacing the shocks/struts on my 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon. I have never done this before and am not using OEM parts - I'm using this Moog strut assembly - so I wanted to make sure I'm doing this ...
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Scraping sound when I get off car

Whenever I get off my car (2008 Corolla S), I hear a scraping sound (only when its in parking brake). This is more noticeable for people getting from the back. Its a very metallic grrrr. I can hear it ...
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Is it necessary to have an alignment done after installing Firestone Coil Rite air helper springs on a 4WD vehicle?

I am having some Firestone Coil Rite Air Helper springs installed on the rear of my 4wd SUV. Is it necessary to have an Alignment done when this is completed? I have gotten a few quotes with some who ...
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Wish to understand why non-stock vehicle alignment is an issue

I just replaced all of my suspension components (Shocks, Springs, Hangers, Shackles) on my Ford Excursion with that of an F350 + a few modifications to make the rake appear level. I also have slightly ...