I can't find it this fu**er!
This, new to me 07 FWD turbo, is a very, very nice Southern car. Straight, solid, a great runner BUT.......
it's always had these little annoying noise(s) when the car flexes, it does NOT make noise when I hit a direct bump!
First I thought it was coming from the front end.
I knew when I bought it that the spring seats were close to their happy hunting grounds in the trash can but were still together, however the front strut rebound was a bit bouncy and weak so after I got all the usual stuff out of the way (T belt, fluids, HU850, etc) I replaced the front struts and spring seats. The wagon drove even better but the damn noises were still there but now sounded like they were coming from the rear end!!
So a couple of weeks ago I installed new rear shocks. She now drives even better.....but... the noise(s) are still there
It really sounds now like a bushing noise, perhaps an end link or sway bar (LCA's are good), so I pushed up my April/May to do list/schedule and installed the ipd rear sway bar only, (endlinks were solid as a rock. I had bought a new pair but will return them for now, that's not the noise plus boy they really went up in price)!
AS OF THIS MORNING THE FRIGGEN NOISE IS STILL THERE!!!!
I took my mechanic for a ride, he thinks it's coming from the front, naturally the last thing to do on my list !!!#()$%)(*$()#*)($ka ching$
When I can borrow an engine brace and be able to drop the subframe I'll get the front swaybar in. Tomorrow I'll return the rear links and buy a pair of front links which are going on whether or not they "seem tight and OK".
This is driving me up a wall. I still need to tint it, refinish the 17" Thors and buy tires, but until I find and fix this very annoying issue, the wheels will stay 16s.
And of course yesterday I hear this buzzing when I pull up home so I get out of the car and the brake vacuum pump is on... so I disconnected it and bought a new switch today.
If Alan S reads this, below is a list what I had to do to an excellent two wheel drive 07 with only 102K miles (and still working on it).
** ROTATE TIRES-BACK TO THE FRONT, BALANCE
** PA STATE EMISSIONS AND INSPECTION
** DISABLE DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
** INSTALL EURO FOGLIGHT SOFTWARE
** CALIBRATE CLIMATE CONTROL
** RESET TRANSMISSION FLUID COUNTERS
** CALIBRATE WINDOWS
** CABIN AND AIR FILTERS
** TIMING BELT
** MOBIL-1 AT 102K MILES
*** NEW STRUTS
*** INSTALL R SHIFT KNOB
*** TRANNY FLUSH
*** FLUSH BRAKE FLUID
*** INSTALL REAR ENGINE/TRANS MOUNT AND UPPER TORQUE MOUNT
*** INSTALL RADIO AND AMP
*** INSTALL 4 MUDFLAPS
*** INSTALL ENGINE BUSHINGS
*** INSTALL 4 MUDFLAPS
*** INSTALL REAR SPOILER
*** FUEL CAP HINGE
*** WIRE IN SUBWOOFER
*** INSTALL REAR SHOCKS
*** INSTALL REAR SWAY BAR