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Re: Front end suspension knocking over bumps with 2000 Viggen
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Posted by MikeN [Email] (more from MikeN) on Thu, 28 Nov 2019 11:54:01 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Front end suspension knocking over bumps with 2000 Viggen, Ian D. Whelan, Wed, 27 Nov 2019 14:32:59
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I chased down a couple knocks and clunks in my 2000 9-3 a while back and replaced almost everything replaceable including struts, strut bearings, strut mounts, sway bar links, control arms w/balljoints. Only one knocking sound (like you describe) remained and it turned out to be the stanchion arm, or more specifically the stanchion arm bushing sleeves. At first I replaced the entire arm but the new one did not come with bushing sleeves (it takes two), and the sound continued. So I bought the sleeves separately (99 cents as I recall) and installed them. Noise disappeared. I you're considering doing this yourself, torque it down really tight. That seemed to make a difference too.

I've no experience with the subframe.

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