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#3391813 - 06/07/14 10:33 PM suspension noise
Rolomoto Offline


Registered: 10/10/13
Posts: 65
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
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#3391834 - 06/07/14 11:03 PM Re: suspension noise [Re: Rolomoto]
Quest Offline


Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 7356
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.
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#3391871 - 06/07/14 11:51 PM Re: suspension noise [Re: Rolomoto]
Barkleymut Offline


Registered: 01/27/04
Posts: 2670
Loc: Richmond, VA
How many miles on the car? Has it lived its entire life in PA?
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#3391893 - 06/08/14 12:36 AM Re: suspension noise [Re: Rolomoto]
bvance554 Offline


Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 2032
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.

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


Registered: 11/16/12
Posts: 2124
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)
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#3391947 - 06/08/14 05:48 AM Re: suspension noise [Re: Rolomoto]
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Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 15168
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.

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


Registered: 10/10/13
Posts: 65
Loc: PA
Thanks for all the replies!
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