Sound come out from suspension

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  1. jesslim1981

    jesslim1981 5 Year | Silver

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    i install gab ss series about two year, after i install ss series, it got a sound kakakakak............. come out from my car left suspension area,
    i try to repair, take out-install many time, change mounting, send back to gab sevice center, but result come out is same, who people face a same problem, or which shop can help me to solve the problem????
     
  2. g4i8y0t

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    front or rear suspension? what car are u driving?
     
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    jesslim1981 5 Year | Silver

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    my car is new vios07, sound come out from front left hand side. try to change mount, try to send back to GAB service center, repair many time, but problem cant solve also.
     
  4. infinity.melvin

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    im currently facing similar problems to you too. but mine is front ride side. tried servicing but the noise still come back. but after driving for a long time, the noise become softer..

    the sound is only very noisy when wanna start the car n drive. sounds like 'tak tak tak tak' when bumpy roads..

    really unbearable.. already tried going to a few workshops but they take out suspension and check still nothing. any foreman here can help?? desperate for help here
     
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    mrevo 5 Year | Silver

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    try check your pillow ball. I was facing same prob last time. now the prob gone after changing the pillow ball.
     
  6. infinity.melvin

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    sry for hijacking thread starters topic, but since we facing the same problem. perhaps we can share the topic :p

    thanks for the input! but i think my adjustables doesnt come with pillow ball.. just the adjustables top mount fix back to my stock mounting on the chassis
     
  7. jesslim1981

    jesslim1981 5 Year | Silver

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    adjustable suspension set without pillow.....
     
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    im facing the same problem too....front left side, sound appears when braking only.
     
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    i wonder if it could be the absorber mounting? read from some forum that the rubber might have 'kecut' or spoil d, then kenot absorb when impact when absorber move during driving on uneven/rough roads..

    but mine when i press the car down on the front fender can hear the knocking sound.. but not coming out from the top mount..
     
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    suspect manufacturer defect.......maybe changing the springs could help perhaps...?
     
  11. infinity.melvin

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    hmm but mine i use for quite some time already.. perhaps need to go check on the absorber mounting rubber or the mounting itself.

    usually if spring sound will be more like a 'lighter' sound, more like sounds of bell ringing "ching ching" like that wan.. can be solved if balut the springs with rubber hose.. can try use normal rubber pipe hose, use razor blade and cut small slit. then wrap at the bottom and top part of the springs as mostly the coils at the bottom or top of the spring more prone to hitting against one another.

    ---------- Post added at 11:58 PM ---------- 6 hour anti-bump limit - Previous post was at 11:57 PM ----------

    hmm if braking only could be other problems like wheel bearing perhaps? hows the sound like?
     
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    im sure its the springs...
    when i brake, sound like metal twisting...suspect the springs pusing during braking...
    kinda irritating though..
     
  13. Tom

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    hi, in order to help us help you, can you describe the symptoms with more detail?
    - like in what situations does the sound seem to appear?
    - do you get it when turning or turning hard
    - going over bad roads or a hump or a hole

    this may or may not be due to the coilovers

    you may want to film the situation with your phone and post it on youtube for us

    sometimes, wear and tear can cause the spring perches(the circular items that holds the spring) rub against the springs when turning the steering wheel. and may emit a loud "tap" at the end.

    in your case, it's during braking, which i'm guessing should be the common anti roll bar bushings, which in our weather, with constant rain and dry would quickly de-grease the bushings against the metal bar cause squeaks under stress

    a quick fix is always WD-40. a better quick fix is some good lithium grease or similar. the best fix is to hoist the car and remove the bushings and apply some real grease.

    hope this helps

    sometimes, we learn through experience that certain sounds may not be what we think it is or where its from
     
  14. jesslim1981

    jesslim1981 5 Year | Silver

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    sound will come out when i turn left or turn right, a sound like hit something ' taktaktak' when i cross a bumpy road, i try to remove GAB and stock back original suspension, the sound disappear, i install GAB again SOUND AS BEFORE NEVER GONE. change mounting, tighten coil over, remove and install, i have try many method but nothing use..........
     
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    thanks tom...
    alrite...will spray some wd40 & grease my bushings over the weekend if i have time.......
     
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    Tom 15 Year | Platinum
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    A video would be helpful

    it'll be best to look for a suspension expert, i can only recommend Nanda Kumar from RCS for this,
    you can find him here: RCS - Radical Chassis Solutions | Facebook
     
  17. infinity.melvin

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    thanks for the advice tom, but the shop looks exp.. mine only small potato, not any race/track car haha.

    the sound on my car getting worst day by day..
     
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    You may go to kepong, behind the maybank. There was a shop which doing adjustable repair. They can repair major type of adjustable. The price is reasonable with good wormanship. I sent there last 2 years, and now still good as usual.
     
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    isit RSone?
     
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    mrevo 5 Year | Silver

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    No, it isn't. Forgot their h/p no laa..but I can guide trough google maps. I will attached later.
     

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