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Old 10-02-2005, 09:01   #1 (permalink)
Mungo \two sheds\ Toadfoot
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Noisy front suspension over rough surfaces

Hi all,

My 1989 740 makes fairly loud "donk" noises over rough/broken road surfaces.
It's nothing too bad and certainly doesn't affect the steering; it's just
noise, so I'm guessing it's due to worn bushes somewhere - is there anything
suspension-bush-wise which commonly needs replacing on these or is it just
something that they do anyway?

Si


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Old 10-02-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Noisy front suspension over rough surfaces

"Mungo \"two sheds\" Toadfoot" <ufdi@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>My 1989 740 makes fairly loud "donk" noises over rough/broken road surfaces.
>It's nothing too bad and certainly doesn't affect the steering; it's just
>noise, so I'm guessing it's due to worn bushes somewhere - is there anything
>suspension-bush-wise which commonly needs replacing on these or is it just
>something that they do anyway?
>


It shouldn't make clunking noises. Typical places to look (in no
specific order) are:

1) Bushings-
Control arm rear bushing
Anti-sway bar end links and frame mount bushings
2) Ball Joints
3) Strut Cartridge
4) all other suspension parts and hardware
5) loose battery
6) broken motor mount
7) etc.
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Old 10-02-2005, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
Mungo \two sheds\ Toadfoot
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Re: Noisy front suspension over rough surfaces

Randy G. wrote:

> It shouldn't make clunking noises.


Well that's a start - I'll have a look underneath when the weather's good.
Probably next May

Thanks,

Si


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