Model is 1.8 petrol lx and for about three years! its given a
squeak/mild graunch when going over rough surfaces or speed bumps. Its
definitely coming from the front passenger side of the car.
I've been told that its likely to be the anti-roll bar bushes or
something like that but when I got to the garage they said that it
could be anything and could cost hundreds cos they had to swap bits til
Now it is reproducable by pushing down sharply on the passenger wing so
it should be traceable.... So I thought start whacking some oil around
the area likely to be the culprit so far to no avail - However if it is
wet and I go through a couple of puddles the sound stops completely and
its like driving a different car, so, why would water 'cure' the
problem when oil wouldn't?......I can now invariably stop the problem
for a while by spraying the hosepipe up and around the passenger front
wheelarch, but with hosepipe bans looming what am I going to do !!??? -
its your wishbone bushes split/displaced out of the bonding allways the
back one that you carnt see behind the subframe. 2 choices here....
1)renew the wishbone- cheaper from a discount shop
2)remove the wishbone- renew the bush (by using a press)then refitting
we,ve done loads since all them bloody speed bumps
Thanks for your reply. When you say discount shop where do you mean? I
don't mind paying somebody to supply/fit but what sort of price should
I be quoted? Also I presume it will need retracking? Thanks for your
i just had a similar problem. my girlfriend's 95 taurus, but it was
from the back end. the noise was so bad you could hear it as she drove
by. almost spent a lot of money getting the sway bar links replaced,
the suspension mounts, sway (stabilizer) bar bushings replaced...turns
out the control arm (suspension arm) bushings were the culprit.
chassis stethoscope was well worth the money spent. i know there are
some similar parts in the front end, and if you've the time and a study
set of jackstands - it wasn't too tricky of a job in the rear of the
taurus, i assume the front is pretty close - give it a go. labor would
have been the bulk of the job, 2-3 hours according to "the book".
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