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rbc555erc



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:21 am    Post subject: noise form front suspension Reply with quote

hello guys, just wanna ask if this (front sway bar link photo) could cause a knocking noise at slow speed on small bumbs and rough road.

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staynlean



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh, I guess it's possible but highly unlikely. Those are the end links, they are very light weight and not under any real pressure. Looks like your cover or seal has deteriorated which could cause a squeak but nothing much more than that. I would replace it, I think they are $12ea and would take 5-10 mins a side.

Start with that, they need it anyway.

Oh, likely your noise on small bumps on rough road is body bushings. Seriously these things drove me nuts til I replaced them. There is a good thread on here about them. Start with the very front, they will be worn the most considering they are the furthest point from the center of the vehicle (end of a moving arm) and under the most stress.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's an R50, not an R51. He doesn't have body mount bushings; it's unibody.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a 1992 4Runner with sloppy swaybar end links... Had a similar clunk/clicking noise... Replaced them and the front end was silent! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smj999smj wrote:
It's an R50, not an R51. He doesn't have body mount bushings; it's unibody.
Ah I see
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I replaced the 2 front sway bar link and the 2 front sway bar bushings. For the moment I thought I solve the problem but the noise is still there.
Please help... any Idea where I might come from. I checked the Lower Control Arm but the bushings are intact. The Ball joints seem ok.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rbc555erc wrote:
I replaced the 2 front sway bar link and the 2 front sway bar bushings. For the moment I thought I solve the problem but the noise is still there.
Please help... any Idea where I might come from. I checked the Lower Control Arm but the bushings are intact. The Ball joints seem ok.


Check your upper strut mount, at the center of the strut tower... I've seen them back off even with the nylock nut. Shocked
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