Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google Sign in with Linkedin Sign in with Microsoft

Hello! Welcome to the Ford and Volkswagen MPV / SUV Forums.
Dedicated forums for the Ford Galaxy, S-Max, C-Max, B-Max and Kuga.
User groups for the SEAT Alhambra, Volkswagen Sharan, Touran, Tiguan and Touareg!

Owners Forums for Ford and Volkswagen MPVs / SUVs

Ford Galaxy S-Max C-Max B-Max Tourneo Connect / Volkswagen Sharan Touran Tiguan Touareg Caravelle / SEAT Alhambra Alteca 

 Mk1 and Mk2 VW Sharan  Mk1 and Mk2 Ford Galaxy  Mk1 and Mk2 SEAT Alhambra  Ford C-Max B-Max  VW Tiguan  VW Touran  Mk3 Ford Galaxy  Mk3 VW Sharan  Mk3 SEAT Alhambra  VW T4 T5 Caravelle Transporter  Ford Tourneo Connect  VW Touareg

Advert:


Recent Forum Topics:

Google Translate:

Ford Galaxy / VW Sharan / SEAT Alhambra Forum:

Author Topic: Front & rear suspension noises ...  (Read 6861 times)

Offline ffortunato

  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Thanked: 0
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 03 Tdi 115hp
Front & rear suspension noises ...
« on: July 06, 2013, 02:30:48 AM »
I have a 2003 Galaxy 1.9Tdi.

Front - I replaced my front struts, top mounts and the anti-rollbar bushes - the control arms and stabilisers are 1 year old. Now I have a knock on the near side when I turn and go over a bump at the same time. I also have a  rubber sqeak and soft knock when I turn the wheel - both sides. The ride is in general smooth and quiet, even in the lanes.

Rear - I have a continuous knock coming from the back suspension and I have no idea what it can be. The shocks are a year old. The anti-roll bar bushes are new. The knock felt like it was just above the roll-restrictor support, so I replaced that and all it's bolts. The noise is now less pronounced but still there.

Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated.

Offline Mirez

  • Pondering the next mod...
  • *
  • Posts: 3633
  • Thanked: 139
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 03 115PS Ghia
  • First Name: Mark
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Front & rear suspension noises ...
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 10:07:43 AM »
Front, did you change the bearing assy from the top mount and did you tighten it up with the car back on the ground? Have you changed the ball joint from the lower suspension?

Rear, there isn't a roll restrictor on the rear - It's just the anti roll bar... do you mean the axle mountimg block?

03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

Offline ffortunato

  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Thanked: 0
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 03 Tdi 115hp
Re: Front & rear suspension noises ...
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 10:45:37 AM »
Front - Did not change the lower ball joint, but did replace the bearing assy on the top mounts. I did tighten the nuts with the car on the ground - will check/re-tighten now.

Rear - what I replaced is called the "Hub Carrier Bush" in the invoice or "Rear Subframe Bush" on the site - which is probably the rear axel mounting block.

Offline Mirez

  • Pondering the next mod...
  • *
  • Posts: 3633
  • Thanked: 139
  • Model: Galaxy Mk2
  • Spec: 03 115PS Ghia
  • First Name: Mark
  • Region: South West
  • Country: United Kingdom
Re: Front & rear suspension noises ...
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2013, 11:26:41 AM »
Ok, well front ball joints can certainly cause squeeks and knocks when going bad so might be worth cbecking them out as they are cheap and easy enough to change.

It's curious the noise diminished when you changed that, it would indicate its maybe being transmitted through this point into the cabin. Have you tried a pry bar on the trailing arm bushes to see if ones on the way out? Its a simple enough system tbh on the rear so yiu should be able to find the cause by levering about ;)
03 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI 115 Ghia in Spruce Green Metallic
With cream leather interior, Full Bodykit, Remapped at 145bhp, Lowered on 18's
14 VW Tiguan 2.0 TDI 177 AWD R-Line in Deep Black Pearl
With panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights remapped at 205bhp.
08 Ford Transit 2.2 TDI 115 in Frozen White
With retrofitted everything except another slidey door! :)

VCDS HEX/CAN - Scans/Coding done in Wiltshire in exchange for winegums! :)

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Latest
4 Replies
11400 Views
Latest September 28, 2014, 09:41:48 AM
by insanitybeard
8 Replies
5423 Views
Latest June 23, 2015, 12:19:38 PM
by Chrispb
0 Replies
28204 Views
Latest January 06, 2015, 07:30:09 PM
by Chrispb
16 Replies
3965 Views
Latest November 16, 2016, 02:39:43 PM
by adey2
12 Replies
3783 Views
Latest December 01, 2016, 05:10:26 PM
by badders1954
22 Replies
4867 Views
Latest July 26, 2017, 07:53:54 PM
by Ben g mon

Advertisement: