User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Front suspension noise..

  1. #1
    Regular Member baard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Norway
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    confused Front suspension noise..

    When I drive to fast over speed bumps, there is a clunk - clunk noise from the front of the car. I believe it is from the front suspension.

    The noise only occurs when driving over steep speed bumps, and never on other kinds of "bad roads"......

    The car is a 10 month`s old 2007 Caravan with sport suspension, 19" snowflakes and 14 tkm on the meter...

    Is this noise "normal" due to sport suspension and "low" tires, or is it something that I should get fixed ?

  2. #2
    Regular Member Dave1.8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Ellesmere Port
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Probebly the anti roll bar drop link, unusual though for such low miles. Why not take it back to the dealers?
    Last edited by Dave1.8; 24th October 2007 at 16:47.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    lincolnshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    my 52 plate did this from new and never got worse even after 110k

  4. #4
    Regular Member baard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Norway
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Thank you guys.. Though I am not quite sure what I should do.

    Should i just "live with" that little knocking sound, or should I fix it ?
    I have a feeling for never let a mechanic treat my car if it isnít necessary!

    I have had this car for almost a year now, and it is the best car I have ever owned. No faultís at all...I have never experienced this before. (...It has always been something that has broken or needed treatment).

    If the ďclunkingĒ sound is normal, and it doesnít need treatment, maybe I should leave it this way.

    Graememk: I donít quite understand. Do you mean that the sound in your car started when it was brand new, it is still there, but it hasnít got any worse?

    In a couple of weeks I am going to put one the winter tires (205/55-16). Maybe this will tell me if it is the 19" wheels in combination with sport suspension that makes the car a little bit to "hard" driving over those speed bumps..

  5. #5
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Norway
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Hi
    My Vectra is a 06 model (Caravan 1,9CDTI, 150hp) with 18" rims and lowered with Eibach springs. It does not make any sounds from the front-suspension (after I seated the springs correctly). , and there should be no noise of any kind from the suspension when all is ok.

    I would guess that it is either the springs that move abit, a defective bushing or as Dave1.8 suggests; the anti roll-bar.

    The fastest solution is probably to take it back to the dealer and claim a warranty-fix.

    RJ

  6. #6
    Regular Member baard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Norway
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Hirobofly View Post
    Hi
    My Vectra is a 06 model (Caravan 1,9CDTI, 150hp) with 18" rims and lowered with Eibach springs. It does not make any sounds from the front-suspension (after I seated the springs correctly). , and there should be no noise of any kind from the suspension when all is ok.

    I would guess that it is either the springs that move abit, a defective bushing or as Dave1.8 suggests; the anti roll-bar.

    The fastest solution is probably to take it back to the dealer and claim a warranty-fix.

    RJ

    Thank You. In a month or so it is due for the first service. I will then tell them to locate and fix the problem....

  7. #7
    Regular Member baard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Norway
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by baard View Post
    Thank you guys.. Though I am not quite sure what I should do.

    Should i just "live with" that little knocking sound, or should I fix it ?
    I have a feeling for never let a mechanic treat my car if it isnít necessary!

    I have had this car for almost a year now, and it is the best car I have ever owned. No faultís at all...I have never experienced this before. (...It has always been something that has broken or needed treatment).

    If the ďclunkingĒ sound is normal, and it doesnít need treatment, maybe I should leave it this way.

    Graememk: I donít quite understand. Do you mean that the sound in your car started when it was brand new, it is still there, but it hasnít got any worse?

    In a couple of weeks I am going to put one the winter tires (205/55-16). Maybe this will tell me if it is the 19" wheels in combination with sport suspension that makes the car a little bit to "hard" driving over those speed bumps..
    Well, well, well...: The Winter Tyres is no one....no knocking sound - itís all gone (not by the wind but by the tires). The car feels totally different. Soft and quiet. Not so good looking though!

  8. #8
    Regular Member Coastie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Suffolk
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    My 56 plate SRI did the same put it in the dealers and they sorted under warranty........... never found out what it was ??

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Noise from front suspension
    By Celes in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 1st January 2011, 22:24
  2. Noise from front suspension. Don't know where from
    By Lao in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11th November 2009, 18:54
  3. Front suspension noise ?
    By caravaner-tony in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 25th November 2008, 01:35
  4. front suspension noise?????
    By kev bux in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 20th June 2007, 18:46
  5. front suspension noise
    By Beavis in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11th January 2006, 11:18

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •