Common Suspension Noises and Causes


  1. Knocking

Typically heard when going over bumps, this is usually a sign of bad shocks/struts or bad shock mounts

Can also be associated with a bad ball joint


  1. Rotational

Consistently present and grows louder as the vehicle goes faster.

Usually the sign of a failing wheel bearing or of noisy tires


  1. Clanking

Sounds like metal hitting against metal when the vehicle is going over bumps.

May be a sign of failing control arm bushings or failing stabilizer links

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