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2008 XC90 V8 Suspension Noise (Audio)

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2008 XC90 V8 Suspension Noise (Audio)

Post by shaneb » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:34 pm

I have a creaking, knocking, clicking like sound from the front passenger side suspension. It is almost always present unless a very smooth road.
The sound seems higher up. If i could point to it I would point almost as high as the top of the dash on passenger side.

I believe after research it could be the strut mount? but i do not know how to tell if one is bad.

Pushing and flexing the suspension by hand on the front fender does not create any noise and the shock is not overly "springy" like a bad shock usually does.

Video - hard to hear but the clicking bumping sound you hear is the sound I am talking about

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O-aAYomeFA

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Re: 2008 XC90 V8 Suspension Noise (Audio)

Post by jimmy57 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:32 pm

What has been inspected? Sway bar links are a likely cause.

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Re: 2008 XC90 V8 Suspension Noise (Audio)

Post by shaneb » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:55 pm

Thanks jimmy

I have attached pictures of the sway bar links and bushings for that side of the car - there isn’t any play in the link when pushing/pulling by hand. All of the bushings look pretty worn?
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Re: 2008 XC90 V8 Suspension Noise (Audio)

Post by SuperHerman » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:33 pm

photo 2 screams sway bar end links.

Easy to do, buy OEM they last longer. I have bought all the brands and OEM seems to do best. Site sponsors have them.

Note - a hit at the right speed and right angle can take out a brand new one.

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Re: 2008 XC90 V8 Suspension Noise (Audio)

Post by shaneb » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:52 pm

Thank you very much!
I will get them ordered and update if that cures the noise

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