knock in rear suspension

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Re: knock in rear suspension

Post by Vanq » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:07 pm

Just an update for references sake, after a lot of mucking about the sum total issues:

Left side lower control arm bushing was disintegrated (cause of knock we suspect)
Upon attempting to remove the suspension strut, found it was leaking. Removed them all, rear right was also shagged.
Checked the way bar endlinks, the left side one snapped in my hands :shock:

Ending up replacing all 4 struts, the control arm bushings, the swaybar bushings (because why not at this point) and the endlink. Now back to normal!

Just shows the wear and tear that comes with ten years hard driving :shock:
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Re: knock in rear suspension

Post by SimonT » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:13 pm

Hi mate. Can you see the bushings without pulling things apart... What should I be checking to see if j need new ones?
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knock in rear suspension

Post by tim33h » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:31 pm

Are these bushes a DIY affair with basic tools?
Or u need a press at home?
The control arm bushes I mean..

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Re: knock in rear suspension

Post by Vanq » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:58 pm

You need to take the wheel off to see them, but you shouldn't need to unbolt the strut to see if they boned...at least in my case it was fairly obvious.

And yeah, you need a press to get them in, so I wouldn't class it as a DIY. I was willing to have a crack, but getting the control arm out alone was going to be a right pain with only a jack stands worth of space under the car.
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