V40 Front Shock Absorber
Posted 11 March 2005 - 11:13 AM
the Volvo authoriser Dealer as my car making sound of "krack..krack.."
over the speed bump and after checking back all my service records with
them in past 2 1/2 yers i notice their had changed the same item twice in
the past 11 months and also the Front Right Shock Absorber Bearing three
time in 12 months as well as the Front Shock Absorber Seat and Link Anti
Roll Bar Rods one, so here i need all the Sifu advise on my quetions
1) What couse my Front Right Absorber making the sound of "
krack..Krack.." and need to changed all the above items and this is only
happed on front right others is OK, this quetion is unanswenable by Volvo
dealer their just said it couse by too many speed bump on the road
2) what is the manufacturer/Dealer warranty period on parts replace by
thank you for any advide as i perfer to changed the new Absorber system
that spend so much on replacement
Posted 12 March 2005 - 07:44 AM
noises coming from front suspension. sound was also like how you
described & upon checking discovered that one of the engine mounts was on
its way out. can't remember which mount but had to get that as well as
the mount bracket (?) replaced. got OE items & the bill set me back close
to 1k. painful, yes but so far no more funny noises & the car immediately
felt so much smoother during in-gear acceleration & gearchanges.
Posted 12 March 2005 - 10:11 AM
i just changed all 4 pcs of my engine mounts month ago , so there should no the source of the
problem ,By the way my replacement of engine mount cost rm 1015 + rm 160 labour so your
seen like cheaper
Posted 14 March 2005 - 09:46 PM
like the front absorbers. A checked by SM discovered that the mountings
and bushings were worn. I changed almost all the mountings, left tie-rod
and certain bushings one shot and the noise were gone. The steering was no
longer vibrates. But that was only for 2 weeks, the steering vibrates
again. At least the 'krak-krak' sound is gone. Now the right side starts
getting noisy. I am also in a dilemma where to send the car as many visits
to SM could not solve even some basic problems.
Posted 14 March 2005 - 11:18 PM
is that RM1015 for all 4? can't be...right? otherwise, you've got to tell
me where you send your car! still haven't quite sorted my issues out, the
minute i bring it over to the mechanics the sound refuses to appear. the
knocking noises still appears intermittently, sometimes it goes away &
sometimes it gets fairly persistent, especially on undulating roads even
at low/moderate speeds. need to troubleshoot, don't think i can live with
Posted 14 March 2005 - 11:20 PM
Shaft Tourque Lifts Left Rear Wheel of the car, so Left Rear of car
Lifts, means that more load going to Front Right Wheel of the car.
Basically, suspension systems are designed to function with certain types
of motion through the built-in pivot points and flexures of the system.
Any distortions of the suspension at points other than the intended pivot
points (as in, flexing or bending of the control arms) has a detrimental
effect on both handling and traction, which in turn cause failure on
In my opinion, the control arm and the frame attach point are not stiff
enough (some sort of design flaw) causing a distorsion of the suspension
at points other than the intended pivot points. It is wise to Stiffen the
control arm and frame attach point.
Note that stiffening has different aspect from strengthening. Stiffening
relates to the ability to resist flexure or bending and deflections
(Cross Sectional GEOMETRIC plays an important role), while strengthening
relates mostly on tension and compression stress (loads) thus relates to
Cross Sectional AREA for the same material used.
(See posting title "Waja`s strut bar on S40 - posted by cheuman), better
check if there is a compatibility of their control arms (Waja, Perdana or
Hope that this helps and gives you ideas to rectify your right side
Posted 15 March 2005 - 03:31 PM
yes,it is rm1015 for all 4 pcs bought it from Vauto Supply and get it done at Wong Auto at Caltex
next to PJ Armada Hotel .but the rm 160 cost of installation is base on twice installation b'cos at
first i thought only the bottom 2 mounting is broken n' changed the 2 only but realize it dosen't
work as it need to all 4 to change at the same time. look for wong , a very help full guy
the break down cost of 4 pcs mounting are
front mounting - rm 185
rear mounting - rm 115
right mounting - rm 420
left mounting - rm 295
Posted 16 March 2005 - 10:28 AM
thank you for your advice and agreed on your opinion that why i'm looking around for the good
strut bar from those expert accessories shop hope this will help to strengthening my suspension
Posted 16 March 2005 - 01:06 PM
thanks for the price breakdown. i'm guessing i got ######ed for my single
right mount, was charged 500+ for an OE replacement & an additional 300+
for the mounting bracket (??).
if it's any consolation at least the rest of the mounts are cheaper.
where exactly is Vauto Supply?
Posted 16 March 2005 - 02:42 PM
Log on the volvo owner club wet site - www.volvoclub.com.my. and look for the list of workshop
you will find the details of Vauto supply