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V50 clunking noise from front left suspension

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V50 clunking noise from front left suspension

Post by R6000CH » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:06 pm

Hello all, hope you can help?! My 2008 V50 D5 has developed an annoying rattle/clunking noise when driving over uneven road at low speed. On higher speed smooth roads, you can't hear it.
My local mechanic has tried replacing roll bar links, no luck. Checked the wishbones (undamaged) shocks are fine, lower arm, rear bush minimal movement, subframe bush, steering rack all fine.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Re: V50 clunking noise from front left suspension

Post by bempey » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:22 pm

No answers?
I'm only on my 4th Volvo (had as many Audis, twice as many VWs, and 3 Mercedes, plus American and Japanese and French) but I've seen reference to the top-strut mount failing early on most Volvos.
Usually it gets squishy, making the top-end loose.
Rarely the rubber gets really hard.
But both failures result in noises (clunks) over bumps.
I had a clunk on bumps with my V70, but it was just the common sway-bar linkage, which you've already checked.

Hope this is already solved.
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Re: V50 clunking noise from front left suspension

Post by Cees Klumper » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:44 am

2x on the strut mount. Have replaced more than I care to remember on my 2002 S80

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