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My terios 2006 make tiny noise on front left shock while drive off road


check shock bushings and shock shaft play, the shaft that moves up and down inside the shock and is attached at the top mounting, as a problem with either can cause a noise.

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My 1995 Jeep Cherokee is making a clunking sound all the time. It sounds like it is in the back passenger side. What could it be?


have the u joints inspected as sometimes a noise is not coming from the area you might think it is.the noise could be a bad shock on that side or a rear spring bushing or spring problem.have it checked out,its a 95 so chances are you have not changed the shock and its worn out making noise.if it is change both shocks.

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The back passanger wheel area seems to be making clunking noise's while the van is in motion,,,,,could it be a shock or something,,, ?


The noise you are describing does sound like a shock absorber,check and see if its just loose if its not loose then replace perferrabley both rear shocks but at least the passenger side.

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2002 grand cherokee thumping noise coming from rear susp.


I had a similar problem about a year after having rear shocks replaced, turned out there is a round metal tube through the bushing at the top end of the shocks, if you tighten the mounting bolt down too tight these crack and allow a bit of movement which causes the clunk. Replacing the shocks (at another shop) solved the problem - two years ago, no recurrance. Take out the shocks and check that little metal tube (I'm sure it has a more technical name); if it is cracked, try to find replacements (otherwise you have to replace the entire shock) and be very careful when reinstalling them not to tighten the mounting bolts down too tightly. Don't know if maybe there is a torque specification for these mounts, perhaps a Haynes or Chiltons manual could help here. Good luck.

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Are my shocks air shocks or other?


no, your shocks are not air. they are worn out. when you are by the car make it bounce by pushing on the bumper several times fast. If it continues to bounce 2 or more times then its time for new shocks. My avalanche is doing the bouncing thing now. Just dont have the money to replace the shocks yet.

The grinding from the brakes is probably the feeler on the pads letting you know they are about to be worn out. The feeler scratches the rotor to make the noise. When the noise stops then the feeler has broken off and you are about to be brakeless.

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Noise from front suspension area


worned out shocks will cause it to make the noise. front shocks tend to wear quicker than the rear due to the weight of the engine. have 2 front shocks inspected by any tires shop, should not cost you anything.

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Knocking noise


The CV joints may have gone bad and needs to be replaced, the other thing that would cause a knocking noise is a worn out shock bushing as the wheel goes up and down there is play on the shock to the shock towers from worn out bushings. Recap, check the CV Joints for excessive play and the front shocks. You can buy shock bushings but most likely your going to need to replace the shocks if they have been in that long that the bushings are worn. Good luck and hope this helps. 

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My jeep is making a clicking noise or popping noise when the jeep drives over rough terrain. It sounds like it is coming from the rear shocks or springs? I asked a friend who has a jeep and he said it is...


check for ANYTHING that may be hitting the frame or body. --muffler --tire carier also check the shock-mount bushings(these ALWAYS fall apart from use and age)
and it just may be a bad shock(shocks do NOT "release" pressure!!)
-check ALL rubber bushings under the jeep,body mounts too!!

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Rear thumping noise


probably shocks have someone bounce to get noise going and put your hands on suspension parts you should feel the bump as well this will narrow down

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Tire Noise


Hi,
This could be a combination of things. I'll suggest them and see how you go.

The tyre pressures have the most effect on road noise. Strangely there is more transmitted noise when tyre pressures are correct. Under inflation cuases a cushioning effect, whereas over inflation can make the tyre profile balloon reducing road contact.
Check that they are in limit.

Tyre tread profile can produce a humm if there are straight lateral bars. Good designs use offset bars to reduce this effect.

Cover any loadspace, and ensure sound deadening panels are in place.

Shock absorber top and bottom bushes come in different relilliancies. Hard provide tighter handling - but allow more road noise, soft absorbs noise, but allows more roll.
These bushes harden over time - thus transmitting more noise.

Shock absorber seals can swell enough to make a shock "sticky" - thus transmitting more noise.

Other suspension bushes likewise harden and become more solid with age.

So, - If it is bothering you, Check tyre pressure and condition. Cover loadspace with sound deadening material - A rubber mat in the boot works wonders.
Inspect rear shocks for wear/ corrosion.
Remove and replace bushes with new.
Replace shocks with new if required.
Inspect suspension bushes, & replace if cracked or perished.

This should solve the problems for you.

Jul 04, 2008 | 2006 Ford Fusion

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