Question about 1998 Ford Contour

1 Answer

Suspension has a knocking noise what could this be

It happens whenever I hit a bump or turn.
Knocking and a rattling noise.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 76,848 Answers

The 1st thing to have checked is the front struts.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Have 2008 Caren's 2.0 CRDI 72,000 miles Have developed knocking from f/o/s suspension. Have replaced ball joint on suspension arm but knocking continues with every little bump in roads.


Sounds like a strut issue. If knocks when hitting a bump. You can remove the strut. If you can close it by hand relativly easy. Strut is out

Oct 16, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Knocking noise in passenger side suspension


if its a clunnking noise it is possibly a bad strut

Nov 18, 2011 | 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

1 Answer

When driving or starting the car i notice when using the brakes it makes a squeaking noise - not all the time think its possibly damp causing it as it was raining yesterday and it happened but no rain...


To address your first problem squeaking brakes aka "brake squeal", is most often casued by one or 2 things: "Pad vibration" or a "low brake warning sensor".

Pad vibation is usually caused by ineffective pad anti-rattling clips & hardware that allow the pads to vibrate at a super fast speed whenever the brakes are applied, thus causing a high pitch brake squeal. To correct this, replace all the pad hardware and anti-rattling clips and make sure you use a quality pad set that has anti-rattling plates attached to the backs of them. Weather conditions do affect brake squeal, that is why it seems to be worse at times.

Low brake warning sensor squeal occurs when your brake pads reach the point of replacement, the sensor attached to the pads scrapes on the rotor which produces a high pitch squealing sound to warn you it's time for new pads.

As far as your second problem goes (a knocking sound), I'll need more information about the problem before I can offer a possible cause (eg. happens on left or right turns, while going over bumps, at high or low speeds, accellerating...).

Sep 22, 2011 | 2001 Ford Focus

2 Answers

Front driver side suspension knock over bumps


See if you can bounce car and replicate the noise. If you can, you should be able to find it, and put your hand on it. Stabilizer bushing are a place to look, both at the lower a arm and on the frame. If you narrow it down to the strut, it will need to be replaced. The front trans mount also goes bad, try putting it in drive with your foot on the brake and give it some gas and see if the engine moves an excessive amount.

Nov 23, 2009 | 1992 Buick Regal

2 Answers

Rear suspension left side makes a knocking sound while driving


There are a few suspension parts that can cause knocking noises. Such as swar bar loose, strut mounts going bad. You should really have a shop do a complete suspension check.

Jun 22, 2009 | 2005 Pontiac Montana SV6

3 Answers

Terrible rear end rattle


It's probably the rear sway bar links. If you can jack your car up and check right behind both rear wheels you will be abale to see the sway bar which is connected to short links about 5in long with ball joints.

If either of them are broken or not connected anymore it can cause some pretty loud noises when you ride on rough roads or hit bumps. They run about $35 per link so it's not a very expensive repair.

Mar 30, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Stratus

2 Answers

Knocking noise


more than likely, the hanger that connets your muffler to the underside of your car has rotted out through time. Take it to midas and tell them that your muffler seems like it's moving, and they'll do a free inspection.

if that's not the issue, it's quite possible that you need some new rear shocks or struts.
Or, your trunk won't properly latch. That's happened to me before.

Mar 23, 2009 | 1999 Hyundai Accent

1 Answer

1998 navigator bounces if the front and knocks when you hit bumps


SOunds like a broken shock, or bad strut. Air bags or not, struts and shocks are what control bounce.

Mar 20, 2009 | 1998 Lincoln Navigator

1 Answer

96 Golf 2.0GTI 8v knocking noise from rear when accelerating


its probably your bump stops. the vw ones are very soft. i bought ford escort (the shape after the xr3) ones and cut them a little down to fit. i think the noise is either your shock touching or the sound of the tire scraping the body of the car. hope this helps.

Mar 16, 2009 | 1996 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

2002 Grand Caravan rattling noise and then some


have they checked front c.v. joints, as far as knocking noise it could be several things.

Jul 18, 2008 | 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Ford Contour Logo

Related Topics:

293 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76848 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5546 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...