rear suspension

Shocks, springs, anything to do with the running gear

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johntl
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rear suspension

Post by johntl » Fri May 25, 2018 5:08 pm

when I go over a bump/hole in the road there is a heavy thump from the rear suspension ,which has got noticeably louder lately
The car has 167k on it , and never had anything done to the suspension am I right in thinking the rear shocks are shot or could it be something else ?
any ideas ???

dirtydirtydiesel
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Re: rear suspension

Post by dirtydirtydiesel » Sat May 26, 2018 9:28 am

Anything passed 80k & there passed their best, mine are oe & getting replaced soon
I'm on 121k, but it could also be any or all of your bushings or linkages.

At that millage it'll all be past it's best if oe.
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PeterN
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Re: rear suspension

Post by PeterN » Sat May 26, 2018 10:09 am

Could well be the tie rods that locate the top of the suspension, I have had to replace mine twice. They are not to difficult to change but if you don't set them up correctly it will upset the rear tracking. If you want to do the job yourself let me know and I will give you a few pointers.

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johntl
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Re: rear suspension

Post by johntl » Sat May 26, 2018 12:01 pm

Cheers, will check it out !, I did notice the other day the rear tyres are wearing more on the outer edge !

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