whezing suspension

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timrosser
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whezing suspension

Post by timrosser » Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:43 pm

HI All,

My 480 sometimes has a good old wheese when I pull up onto a curb or make a slow tight turn, the springs and shocks are all under two years old, are there any other suspension componets to change? Or are there any other theorys?

Thanks guys

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doingitsideways
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Re: whezing suspension

Post by doingitsideways » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:24 pm

If you mean it makes the noise as you turn the wheel, then that points to the top mount bearings.

Can you tell where the noise is coming from? Front, back??

I had a creaking when pulling up on kurbs, I eventually realised it was the bump stops at the back straining under the pressure ;)

Steve :hopping:
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Re: whezing suspension

Post by timrosser » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:15 am

I think when Im making a turn then I would say front, but I'm sure I hear the rear gumbling too when I go over a curb or bump- im not familar with top mount bearings, I need to get on an auto course!

How are the pocket speakers coming along?

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Re: whezing suspension

Post by doingitsideways » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:02 am

Not fitted them yet!

The bearing basically turns with the suspension strut.
After years of abuse they chew themselves to bits!
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Re: whezing suspension

Post by timrosser » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:43 am

This is another top tip! Thanks Steve

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