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Old 06-14-2005, 01:28   #1 (permalink)
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S70 front end rattles

My 98 S70 has two different rattles in the front end: a clunking sway
bar rattle and a high-pitched rattle that sounds like a tin can
bouncing around in the front end. Can the sway bar rattle be fixed by
just changing the bushings, or do I need to swap the whole sway bar?
What is the likely source of the "tin can" rattle? The car has 115K
miles on it and runs well except for these annoying rattles.
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Old 06-14-2005, 01:28   #2 (permalink)
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Re: S70 front end rattles

Armchair observer wrote:
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> My 98 S70 has two different rattles in the front end: a clunking sway
> bar rattle and a high-pitched rattle that sounds like a tin can
> bouncing around in the front end. Can the sway bar rattle be fixed by
> just changing the bushings, or do I need to swap the whole sway bar?
> What is the likely source of the "tin can" rattle? The car has 115K
> miles on it and runs well except for these annoying rattles.


Usually sway bar rattles are just the links. If the bushings that wrap
around the bar are bad, then the whole bar needs to be replaced as they
are bonded to it.

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Old 06-14-2005, 01:28   #3 (permalink)
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Re: S70 front end rattles

Mike,

The links were replace about 10K miles ago and have been tightened up
since. Are there any aftermarket bushings that can be used with the
existing sway bar?


On Thu, 09 Jun 2005 08:21:11 -0400, Mike F
<"mikef2316()"@allsttream.nett> wrote:

>Armchair observer wrote:
>>
>> My 98 S70 has two different rattles in the front end: a clunking sway
>> bar rattle and a high-pitched rattle that sounds like a tin can
>> bouncing around in the front end. Can the sway bar rattle be fixed by
>> just changing the bushings, or do I need to swap the whole sway bar?
>> What is the likely source of the "tin can" rattle? The car has 115K
>> miles on it and runs well except for these annoying rattles.

>
>Usually sway bar rattles are just the links. If the bushings that wrap
>around the bar are bad, then the whole bar needs to be replaced as they
>are bonded to it.


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