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Croaking noise from Rear Suspension

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Croaking noise from Rear Suspension

Postby poTTa » Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:38 pm

Gents,

I did a search on the site and it was inconclusive.
I have the Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs on since January. The shocks were inspected when we took them off and they felt like new. None of them were damaged or had unusual play.

I only now noticed a croaking noise from the rear. Sounds like its coming from both sides but a little more from the right.
It sounds as though something is rubbing and moving, metal on metal, and I only hear it when I just move from a stand still or when i go over bumps or humps slowly, like 2km/h...
Has anyone had this problem before and what is the remedy?
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Re: Croaking noise from Rear Suspension

Postby poTTa » Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:14 pm

I did a video last night so that you can hear the noise.

You will hear it at 0:11 and mostly from 0:38

The rattly sound you hear is the phone shaking in the trunk

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6uf63mtyt1o7lq9/VID_00000015_edit_0.mp4?m
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Re: Croaking noise from Rear Suspension

Postby peter0991 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:17 pm

That sounds a lot like the sound I had coming from my front suspension a while ago. It turned out to be a slightly loose bolt that wasnt done up properly during alignment on the lower control arm. I'd just go around with a spanner on all nuts and bolts on you rear subframe, hubs and arms and make sure that they are all tight. It could be a case of that less than a quarter turn stops it.

Did this problem start after you fitted the springs?
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Re: Croaking noise from Rear Suspension

Postby poTTa » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:40 pm

No it didn't...i had the springs installed in January and it only started to make noise last week
Will throw some spanners at it tomorrow and let you know...
Thanks...
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Re: Croaking noise from Rear Suspension

Postby peter0991 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:24 am

Give it a go. If that doesn't sort it, we will carry on brainstorming.
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