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rattling at front driver side (urgent help)

GreennySS

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hi y'all

I have a rattling noise coming out from the front driver side if i drive through small bumps, however if i slow down and drive through a hump it does not have any rattle...only if i drive through like minor road holes...then it would rattle

Please help if anyone knows about this problem, i have change the suspension links and the wheel hubs but it still there...please do help

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i have a simillar problem but im thinking its maybe in the door or under the dash as nothing seems loose in the front end
 

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By changing suspension links, do you mean sway bar link pin bushes? These are a very coomon fault, I would be starting there, easy fix, too.
 

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DO u have a pic of what your talking about 'VYMAD', i think mine is on the way out too
 

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As above, front caster rod bush, especially if the noise worsens when braking.
 

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No, I don't have a pic. If you raise the front of the vehicle, you'll see the sway bar ends at either side. From these ends you'll see a link pin attached to the sway bar end with rubber bushes. These then go straight up and have another set of rubber bushes at the top where they join the strut. From my experience, it's usually the top rubbers that "compress" and the washer type retaining plates make a kind of "jingling" noise like loose change in your pocket as bumps are driven over. If you can reach these upper bushes without raising the car at all, check if they are loose enough to rotate freely by hand- if so then you'd be up for new bushes. Not hard or expensive to replace yourself.
 

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Yea...its the link pin bushes...but its still rattling, but I check in today again and following adds_05's advice I did took off the front driver side fender and check and there is nothing wrong so I put it back again and extra tightening the screws and drive it
Then the rattling is gone...but when it start rattling it sounded like it came from somewhere like the control arms
sorry I don't have the link pin bush picture too but I'll try to take a pic and upload it
 

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The suspension links only costs abt 40 dollars from genuine holden
 

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hi all...
i had the same rattle with my vt exec
got new sway bar link kits from gm $30 each
and no more rattle
 
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