Recent Topics
Toyota 90915-YZZG1 Cut Open
by NeilR
03/31/15 09:13 PM
what is the oem air filter spec
by edwardh1
03/31/15 08:20 PM
07 Honda Fit - 2132 miles - Unknown dealer bulk
by SpeedyG75VW
03/31/15 07:51 PM
2000 golf diesel travel kit - what to get?
by bmwjohn
03/31/15 07:15 PM
Any RECENT VOAs of M1 5W-50 WITH starting TBN??
by dailydriver
03/31/15 06:34 PM
Switch to Synthetic?
by jkasch
03/31/15 06:18 PM
More bizarre local news....
by OVERKILL
03/31/15 05:31 PM
oil change on go karts in the "fun parks"
by edwardh1
03/31/15 05:17 PM
Lighting problem
by Studebaker
03/31/15 05:02 PM
Anyone have a Havoline Pro DS Full Synthetic
by LX289
03/31/15 04:44 PM
My Liqui Moly MOS2 Experience
by HTSS_TR
03/31/15 04:39 PM
For those who have never used RP
by deven
03/31/15 04:30 PM
Newest Members
MotoMike73, jcansler, sfhgolftdi, Mac76, redneck47441
53396 Registered Users
Who's Online
119 registered (3800Series, 74DartSport, AMC, 1kickbuttranger, 72te27, 10 invisible), 1701 Guests and 173 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
53396 Members
66 Forums
229012 Topics
3660274 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3391813 - 06/07/14 10:33 PM suspension noise
Rolomoto Offline


Registered: 10/10/13
Posts: 42
Loc: PA
In my 2001 Toyota Echo I have a noise in my suspension but I don't know where it is coming from. I made a video of me pushing down on the hood to produce the noise. I notice it when i turn the wheel at low speed, or even just driving at low speed. There is enough power steering fluid. The sound is a groaning, kind of like a rusty hinge.
Thanks

video with suspension noise

suspension pics
_________________________
2001 Toyota Echo
1995 Toyota Tercel

Top
#3391834 - 06/07/14 11:03 PM Re: suspension noise [Re: Rolomoto]
Quest Offline


Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 6779
Loc: beaver land EH?
At least I can see (from your pics) that your sway bar link bushings are rotten (cracked) and in need of a full replacement.

All other rubber bushings, etc. need to be replaced.

Then take it from there.

Q.
_________________________
"Internet discussion boards act as echo chambers for conspiracy dittoheads" A.Allen

Top
#3391871 - 06/07/14 11:51 PM Re: suspension noise [Re: Rolomoto]
Barkleymut Offline


Registered: 01/27/04
Posts: 2655
Loc: Richmond, VA
How many miles on the car? Has it lived its entire life in PA?
_________________________
09 Vue(95K) 2.4 4spd AT -PU 5w30 / 09 Flex(52K)3.5L PU / Moms car 04 Pilot(105K) 5w20 PP + Puro

Top
#3391893 - 06/08/14 12:36 AM Re: suspension noise [Re: Rolomoto]
bvance554 Offline


Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 1092
Loc: VA
Yea a lot of rotten bushings. Probably a good start. Also, by the looks of your wheel cover you've rubbed a lot of curbs.

Top
#3391914 - 06/08/14 01:32 AM Re: suspension noise [Re: Rolomoto]
KitaCam Online   content


Registered: 11/16/12
Posts: 1725
Loc: SunnySouthFlorida
My guess is that quest is right...you need:
Front Sway Bar Link Kit, Pair


Edited by KitaCam (06/08/14 01:32 AM)
_________________________
Kitacam is an 05 Camry LE/I4/MT; 2/18/15 @ 127k miles, 7k since last OC, (20oz topped off), filled with Kendall GT-1 syn-blend 5w-30

Top
#3391947 - 06/08/14 05:48 AM Re: suspension noise [Re: Rolomoto]
Merkava_4 Online   content


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 10538
Loc: Clovis, CA
What I would do in a situation like that (and I've done this before) is take the car to Chick's Frame & Wheel in Fresno and have them diagnose it for me. I told them up front that I do all my own suspension work and I wanted to pay them for their time to troubleshoot. As it turns out it was one of the best $35 I've ever spent in my life. I was certain that it was a suspension problem, but those sharp guys over there quickly determined that it was motor mounts that I needed.

Top
#3392559 - 06/08/14 09:18 PM Re: suspension noise [Re: Rolomoto]
Rolomoto Offline


Registered: 10/10/13
Posts: 42
Loc: PA
Thanks for all the replies!
_________________________
2001 Toyota Echo
1995 Toyota Tercel

Top