Re: Dodgy Front Suspension
Hi, well I wouldn't say the handling was nice, but I only tried it down a muddy lane. My wife drove it a few times untill the parts came and didn't complain. I'd better be clear I'm not advocating that everyone with suspension noises disconnects the thing! (Unless you do the same to the rear one Ha Ha (joke)!!
Seriously... I disconnected the links at the strut, so I tied the top joint of the link to a pipe/wiring loom bracket on the body. I did this so that the ARB was held up as far as it would go. Then when the wheels were back on I checked to see that, on lock, the tyres wouldn't interfere with anything. Also make sure the hoses and pad/ABS wiring going to the hubs are all free, particularly as when it's on stands the struts are at full travel. It was dark by this time so not very pleasant - grotty time of year for these activities!
I have little doubt that you'll find the same as me, but I wanted to be sure the noises weren't coming out of the dampers themselves, or the wishbones ( I could see nothing wrong with either upper or lower wishbones).
All the best.
Last edited by Wrenched; 24-01-07 at 12:21.