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Old 05-31-2004, 15:56   #1 (permalink)
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Noise in back

Hi guy's, i have a 94 EF Fairmont Ghia i purchased only a week ago. I'v discoverd after the test drive :( a noise coming from the rear end, i can only notice it whem going over bump's but at any speed, provided i can hear over other noises. It's just loud enough to annoy the crap out of you, but it's not that i'm worried about, im wondering if this is a common complaint with these cars & should i be getting it checked out sooner rather than later. Can anyone suggest what it might be? Cheer's
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Bushes in the trailing arms is a good guess. I haven't seen many cars that don't need them at that age. My uncle just had his EF bushes done and all is quiet (he was getting a knock type noise over bumps as the diff travelled up and down.
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Old 05-31-2004, 19:53   #3 (permalink)
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Try the rear shock lower mounting bolt as they always come loose.
They need to be done up super tight other wise the shock can clunk over bumps
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ok sweet, thanx for your suggestions. I'm hoping it wont be the bushes, i'll have to give ur theory a go 125! will let u know how i go.
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it could also be the shocks themselfs just put your hand on top of the shock [in the boot] and bounce the car if you can feel the knocking it screwed shocks cheers
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Old 06-05-2004, 20:30   #6 (permalink)
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Aussie Pete, i'm quite sure that it is the bushes in the trailing arms. Would you be able to suggest how much id be looking at to have them replaced, id rather replace them myself if its possible without special tool's or but id need to know for sure theyre the problem.. so i should get it checked by a professional anywho yea?
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If its lowered, It could be that the Exhaust is hitting the Watts link as you hit bumps. It doenst really sound like that but just a thought.....

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trailing arm bushes usualy make a noise under accelaration and backing off im still tipping shocks but cheers
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XR6 child, thanx for the thought, not lowerd as yet though.

VenonXR6, thanx also for your help the reason i dont think its the shocks is theyv all been renewed in the last 12 months, plus i tried what you said cant hear the knocking!

So i think its the bushes in the lower/upper suspension supension arm/s, i know i can take the arms off myself, but i dotn have the tools to replace the bushes, would it be a cheaper option for me to take the arms to a suspension specialist or the car and be done with it?

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Rear end noise travels through the drive train you'll have to rack it where the rear wheels are free and put it in gear and might need to make a shift made ear probe like the doctor uses and chase it down. If it's a manuel while your driving put the car out of gear and hold the clutch in and see if the noise is still there if it is I would check all the moving parts thats left shocks,bearings,bushing,etc.If not I would look deeper like the rear end gears etc. Good luck!
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