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Problem with suspension on torson bar hook up on left rear side

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    1997 Escort station wagon. Clunk noise when driving over bumps. Noticeable taking left turns. 

  • dadada1 May 11, 2010

    can you post more details?



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Still hoping to hear from someone about this very audible rear knocking sound from rear driver side. Happens when I go slow, back-up, over bumps, and now pretty much hear it all the time at low speeds....

Something in the rear suspension- could be bad struts, broken or loose strut mountings. Possibly a broken sway bar link.
Compare left and right side to see if anything looks odd or out of place. Have a mechanic or friend ride with you, see if they can tell you what it might be. If close inspection doesn't reveal it, you may have to get a shop to put it on a lift and look at it.

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My 2003 yukon xl has a rear suspension noice every time i go over a bump or so

2003? original shocks,I assume.
Could be a loose shock bolt,loose sway bar bushing or end link bushing
Is the tail pipe touching the frame?
When it cools,wiggle the tail pipe forcefully up and down.
Crawl under there and inspect both rear shock absorber mounts and sway bar bushings and mounting bolts.
if it LOOKS good,have someone bounce the rear of the truck when you are nearby. Hear the noise? left side or right side?

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My rear passenger tire moves front and back

Yes, I know the part you mean. Lateral something or other-can't remember the name. But it is replaceable with some difficulty. Dealership wants a lot for it. Buy a good one from a salvage yard. My son's '93 Cutlass Supreme had one that splintered like yours, but before we got around to replacing it, transmission went out and he gave up on the piece of junk.
Still can't remember it's name-it is part of the rear suspension-flex bar, something like that. Go to dealer parts place and describe it to a parts person, have him look up the name of part. Fiberglass, 4 inch wide bar, runs side to side in rear, flexes with suspension. ( My oh my, not fun to get old and forgetful.) When you get the name of it, go to a salvage yard and get one. IIRC, to replace it, you need to remove a few suspension parts in rear, slide it out the passenger side. Sorry, but you will have to find a repair procedure for it. There is a special tool from GM for removal that compresses it, bends it to a degree to hold it steady for removal. But it can be removed without the special tool if you take enough parts apart to get at it.
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What are swey bars on a ford focus

A sway bar is a suspension piece that keeps the left and right side of vehicle connected to help with turns. They are held together through sway bar links at each end, which are fairly common to break or rattle over bumps.

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When driving down the road and turning left my vehicle rocks back and forth almost violently why is that?

I am going to use a Crown Vic as an example because we do not know what type of vehicle you have. On the Crown Vic there are rear stabilizer bars(sway bars) which go from one side of the body to the other. On each side there is a bolt with many rubber bushings which are meant to prevent the car body from shaking and rolling in turns.

Looking from the back of your car you will see the bar hanging down before the rear axle. One side, if not both sides have broken bolts. They are called suspension links and they are readily available at autoparts stores. You also have similar sway bars in the front. The front set bolts to the frame in a different type of mount.

You can have bad shocks or struts, moreso on one side as you indicate the problem is with left turns. On the extreme condition, a balljoint or tierod end can cause sloppyness in the body on turns.

There are some differences with rear suspension on front wheel drive cars and AWD vehicles. But is you see a bar underneath your vehicle just check out if it is still attached. I hope you found my solution very helpful and would be interested in your outcome.

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Install rear sway bar

a sway bar is usually u shaped and hooks to the body and the tops of the u hook to the axle with links that have bushings. most jeeps dont have a rear sway bar.the panhard bar is the rod that goes from one side of the axle to the body on the opposite side. its sometimes mistakenly called sway bar. it keeps the body from moving side to side around corners. then there are the torque bars they keep the axle from trying to rotate when accelerating.
none of this would be real expensive but if its been lifted a bunch then you may have problems

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take the tire off then the brake shoe, then the rotar, then disconect the torson bar and you can wiggle it right out

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1998 Expo Lop-sided rear suspension

both rear solenoids fill and vent together as one if the vehicle has a leaning concerning it is probably a front concern.It could be an air spring leak or there is an equalizing solenoid or it could be a broken torsion bar

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I need to know how to get to the rear suspension (tower)

i don't think you have to do any repairs from the top end. I will list most fromFord shop manual. Please rate as Fixya if this answers your questions. Please report back. Good luck.

Section 04-02: Suspension and Wheel Hubs, Rear 1994 Town Car, Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis. Workshop Manual
  1. Position a hoist under the rear axle housing, and raise the vehicle. Refer to Section 00-02 . Place jackstands under frame side rails.
  1. Remove rear stabilizer bar as outlined.
  1. Disconnect the lower studs of the two shock absorbers from the mounting brackets on the rear axle assembly .
  1. Unsnap the RH parking brake rear cable and conduit (2A635) from RH upper arm retainer before lowering the rear axle assembly .
  1. Lower the hoist and axle housing until the rear springs are released.
  1. Remove rear spring and rear spring center mounting insulators (5741) from vehicle.
Shock Absorber Removal
Raise the vehicle on a hoist. 1. To assist in removing the upper attachment on shock absorbers using a plastic dust tube, place an open end wrench on the hex stamped into the dust tube's metal cap. For shock absorbers with a steel dust tube, simply grasp the tube to prevent stud rotation when loosening the retaining nut.
  1. Remove the shock absorber retaining nut, washer, and insulator assembly from the stud on the upper side of the frame. Discard nut. Compress the shock absorber to clear the hole in the frame, and remove the inner insulator and washer from the upper retaining stud.
  2. Remove the self-locking retaining nut, and disconnect the shock absorber lower stud from the mounting bracket on the rear axle tube.
  3. Perform Shock Absorber Checks. Refer to Section 04-00 to determine shock absorbers performance.
  1. Properly prime the new shock absorber . Refer to Section 04-00 , Shock Absorber Checks.
  1. Place the inner washer and rear spring insulator (5536) on the upper retaining stud, and position the shock absorber so that the upper retaining stud enters the hole in the frame. While holding the shock absorber in this position, install a new rear spring insulator , washer and nut assembly on the upper side of the upper frame. Be sure to seat the rear spring insulator in the frame attaching hole. Tighten nut to 34-46 Nm (25-34 lb-ft).
  1. Extend the shock absorber , and place the lower stud in the mounting bracket hole on the rear axle assembly housing. Install a new self-locking retaining nut. Tighten nut to 76.5-103.5 Nm (56-76 lb-ft).
  1. Lower vehicle.
Arm Lower
Refer to the illustration in Description and Operation. NOTE: To improve rear axle assembly noise and vibration concerns, the rear suspension should be fastened to the frame and rear axle assembly at the curb height position.
NOTE: If one rear suspension lower arm requires replacement, also replace the opposite rear suspension lower arm .
NOTE: If both rear suspension arm and bushings and both rear suspension lower arms are to be removed at the same time, remove both rear springs as outlined under Rear Spring Removal. For air spring removal, refer to Section 04-05 .
  1. Mark rear suspension shock absorber relative to protective sleeve with the vehicle in a static, level ground condition.
  1. Remove rear stabilizer bar as outlined.
  1. Raise the vehicle on a hoist, and place jackstands under the rear axle assembly . Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Lower the hoist until the shock absorbers are fully extended to relieve rear spring pressure.
  1. Support rear axle assembly under differential pinion nose as well as under rear axle assembly .
  1. Remove and discard the lower arm pivot bolt and nut from the axle bracket. Then, disengage the rear suspension lower arm from the bracket.
  1. Remove and discard the pivot bolt and nut from the frame bracket, and remove the rear suspension lower arm .
SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED Description Tool Number Suspension Bushing Service Set T79P-5638-A1, A2 and A5 Rear Axle Control Arm Bushing Tools T86P-5638-AH
  1. Raise the vehicle, and support the frame side rails with jackstands. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  2. Support the rear axle assembly .
  3. Lower the rear axle assembly , and support the rear axle assembly under differential pinion nose as well as under rear axle assembly .
  4. Unsnap parking brake rear cable and conduit from upper arm retainer.
  5. Remove and discard the nut and bolt retaining the rear suspension arm and bushing to the rear axle assembly housing. Disconnect the rear suspension arm and bushing from the housing.
  6. Remove and discard the nut and bolt that secures the rear suspension arm and bushing to the frame bracket, and remove the rear suspension arm and bushing . If upper arm rear bushing is to be replaced, use Suspension Bushing Service Set T79P-5638-A and Rear Axle Control Arm Bushing Tools T86P-5638-AH and the following procedure:
  7. Place the upper arm rear bushing remover tool in position, and pull bushing out. Using Suspension Bushing Service Set T79P-5638-A install bushing assembly into bushing ear of rear axle assembly.
Stabilizer Bar
  1. Raise vehicle on hoist, and place jackstands under the frame side rails. Refer to Section 00-02 .
  1. Lower the hoist and rear axle assembly housing until the shock absorbers are fully extended.
  1. Disconnect rear stabilizer bars from rear stabilizer bar link and bushing (5C488) . Remove bolts and stabilizer bar bracket (5486) retaining rear stabilizer bar to rear axle assembly .

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