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Old 08-25-2010, 04:49 PM
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Default Suspension issue maybe....??

Hi all,

New member and my first post. Thanks in advance for all of your suggestions.

Got a 2003 Edge 3.0 2 weeks ago and recently I've notice a bit of a dull "knock" vibration in my steering wheel while coming to a stop or going over speed bumps.

I got out at home and did a suspension test. I bounced the psgr side front suspension with no noise but when I did the driver side, I heard a dull "knock" sound. Kinda has the sound of when an engine mount might be loose (although I'm no gearhead by any means....lol)

With your expertise, what do you guys think it is? It drive excellent at high speeds and handles smoothly around corners. Only when coming to a complete stop or any abrupt bumps. I also have new Reflex shocks installed with new tires as well.

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Old 08-25-2010, 05:32 PM
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Default Re: Suspension issue maybe....??

My first guess would be a lose shock on the driver side. May not have been tightened enough when installed.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: Suspension issue maybe....??

sway bar end link
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:36 PM
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Cheers guys. So for both the answers, I just gotta tighten the bolts for whichever is the problem?
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:51 PM
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on the shock, yes, if its an end link, you're prolly gonna have to put a new one on it. but they aren't expensive :]
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:53 PM
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Thanks LowFord. On the sway bar, what am I looking for to determine if that is the problem? Also is it pretty easy to change out? I'm trying to search the web for a DIY but no luck as of yet.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:03 PM
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if it moves around a lot. bounce the truck up and down and look at it. try to hear if thats where its coming from. and its pretty simple.. like 2 bolts :]
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:35 PM
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Cheers mate much appreciated!
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