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 Post subject: AU falcon suspension rattle / knock
Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:46 pm 
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Hi all,

I've got an AU Falcon series 3. It has a knock / rattle coming from the suspension somewhere that occurs under light braking especially, but also when simply driving in a a straight line or around light bends.

Now, the curious thing is it only starts occurring after 20-30 mins of driving. It is NEVER there from the outset when you first take off. I've read a few threads about similar sounds and seems the bushes on the sway bar and also worn shocks are possible causes in the AU.

Before I replace parts (was going to start with the sway bushes), I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction, particularly considering it only occurs once the car is nice and warm.

cheers thanks,

Jono
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 Post subject: Re: AU falcon suspension rattle / knock
Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:08 pm 
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try the top control arm inner bushes first. Mine got all creaky so I pulled them out, lubed the sleeve back up, shoved them back in and it's been fine ever since.

Strange that it doesn't occur when stationary?

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU falcon suspension rattle / knock
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:58 pm 
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I had the same prob on my car. As stated above. Was the bushes
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