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Suspension Diagnostics

It’s important to note that in identifying a worn suspension component, all surrounding or relative suspension components should be reviewed for contributing or affected signs of wear


Worn rubber bushings look for:

  • degraded, distorted, elongated, compressed or torn bushing
  • free play of centre sleeve in bushing
  • delamination of rubber from outer steel casing or inner steel sleeve
  • Poor wheel alignment
Key areas to inspect – control arms, leaf springs, sway bar mounts, steering idler,
steering rack mount, strut and panhard rods



Worn hydraulic bushings look for:

  • leaking fl uids from core of bush – simply run a fi nger over bush to collect any moisture
  • Poor wheel alignment
Key areas to inspect – front control arms, strut rods and rear crossmember



Worn sway bar/ stabiliser link with bushings look for:

  • Bushings have degraded, over compressed, split or even missing
  • Bent or snapped link rod
Key areas to inspect – front and rear sway bar/ stabiliser link



Worn sway bar/ stabiliser link with ball link joints:

  • Split ball link boot
  • excess compliance in joint- simply grab the sway bar, pull up & down and listen for knocking
  • Bent or snapped link rod
Key areas to inspect – front and rear sway bar/ stabiliser link



Worn spherical bushings:

  • Split spherical joint boot
  • excess compliance in joint
  • Poor wheel alignment
Key areas to inspect – control arms, strut and panhard rods



Worn ball joints:

  • Spilt ball joint boot
  • Knocking
Key areas to inspect – control arms


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