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    Default Help please

    Car has been in to dealers 4 times now for issues with suspension noise (crunching over speed bumps & a "twang" or "boing" like noise when going over undulating roads, or changing direction e.g. exiting off a roundabout).

    First 3 trips I was told car is fine nothing found. Last time I took them out on a test drive & they admitted it wasn't right. They ordered new "drop links"? and the spring mod.

    Got the car back & they told me they didn't do the spring mod as it had already been done. they just did the roll bar links. The car seemed fine driving home, but the "twang" noise has returned after just a couple of days (may never have gone) but the crunching over speed bumps has been cured, so a partial result.

    Questions:
    1. is the drop links & anti roll bar links the same thing?
    2. my car is just over 2 years old, and was 11 months old when I bought it. Would the spring mod have been factory fitted? If not is it normal to have the mod done & it wear out? i.e. does it need doing again?
    3. is there anything else that could be doing this as it is doing my head in!

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    1: yes..
    2:. should have been done 'in service' when the dealer had the car..but excess muck in the pan will still make it bind..no, it doesn't wear out..

    3: not really , the sypmtoms of the 'twang' you describe is classic springmod..

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    Thanks for the info.

    What would you advise then, give it a few days (it was done on Friday) or get it back to the dealers? How easy is it to clean the pan? Would some sort of lubricant help, or make things worse?

    Cheers

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    i always clean the pan with a wirebrush and then put some copperslip in the springgroove.. never had one come back.. I'd take it back and tell them it's still 'twanging' and that the spring is still binding..

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    OK thanks

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    I had the same problem with "twanging" noise, links and bushes have been changed and spring mod is in place..

    Last weekend I washed the front pans and springs. I don't have spring compressors, but I managed to get most of the muck out. Then I lubricated the pan and spring with Würth HHS-2000 synthetic spray lubricant http://www.wurth.com.au/cataloguevie...f=A04_0553.pdf, and then on top Multi purpose grease II http://www.wurth.com.au/cataloguevie...f=A04_0553.pdf with paint brush.

    Now my front suspension is silent (hopefully it will stay silent as well).

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    its amazing how such small things can iritate !! mine twanged like mad on the standard springs but once lowered it stopped !

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    Mine twanged with standard sport suspension (-20mm) and with Irmscher suspension kit (-30mm)... But grease helped, thanks for tip in previous topic GSI3.2

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