Experiencing noises from your automobile frequently is never reassuring, so hearing noises on your Ford Transit Connect suspensions when you go over a speed bump can be disturbing. This warning sign may be a sign of a insignificant trouble as well as a warning of a much larger repair to come. In any case, it is essential to check the cause and take the necessary actions to resolve the trouble, it is with this intention in mind that we wanted to write this content to help you see more clearly. We will first see the possible causes for a crack when the speed bump passes, after that, what can be the reason of a squeaking noise when a speed bump is being passed and finally what to do if you have another noise when a speed bump is passed.
Suspension cracking noise Ford Transit Connect
Check Ford Transit Connect suspension
If you experience a suspension noise when you pass a speed bump on your Ford Transit Connect, and it is categorized by a “clack” or cracking, it is highly possible that your suspension block is the cause of it. Indeed, it may be the suspension cups, which, when they are out of date, have the rubber (silentblock) that acts as a buffer and shock absorber for the upper part of the suspension that no longer fulfils its role during small bumps that compress the suspensions. To check if this is the trouble that worries you, take a dented road and focus on the noise coming from your front axle as you circulate over holes. If it is indeed the cups, think of changing them quickly or you may affect other parts and have to make more important repairs.
Check the cardan shaft
If you are here because you have researched for “Ford Transit Connect suspension noise” and the suspension is not the cause of your problem, it may be that the cardan shaft is responsible. Indeed, when the cardan bellows get out of date and the dirt/dust amasses inside them their functions is degraded and it is possible to experience a noise when they are in torsion. To check this, you can try both types of torsion, first vertical with suspension compressions on the speed bump passages, and horizontal when you are going to turn at low speed. If it cracks in these two conditions you should consider changing it or them. If you have the feeling that this noise is more like a a loud noise on Ford Transit Connect, don’t hesitate to consult this article.
Check steering hinges/stabilizer bar
Finally, when you detect a suspension noise when your Ford Transit Connect passes over a speed bumps, it is imaginable that the hinges or the stabilizer bar are responsible. Just like the gimbals, the steering part is mobilized when you modify direction. If this is the situation, the components that may have been affected by usual wear and tear or impacts (e. g. sidewalks). The steering hinges, the stabilizer bar hinges. can be the causes of your noises, to check it, place it under the car and apply twists on each of its components to check that there is no particular play on one of them, they are meant to endure you quite strongly over their entire travel. Please remember to take your vehicle to your auto mechanic or replace them if they are involved.
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Check the stabilizer bar
If, on the other hand, you have a noise that is more like a squeak when you go over a speed bump with your Ford Transit Connect, it is possible that it is the stabilizer bar itself that is concerned. Indeed, abnormal/pronounced wear of the latter can cause irregular friction which can cause this squeaking noise. Remember to check by going under your car the condition of the paint on your bar which will show if there is friction. Second possible point, it may be your stabilizer bar silentblocks that are dried out and bring on noise, in which case disassemble them from the cradle and grease them, this should fix the trouble.
Check engine silentblocks
Finally, last case that we can check together, it is the engine silentblocks, actually, these silentblocks act as pads/shock absorbers between the engine and the cradle of the automobile, a obvious weakness of these will generate a subsidence and therefore a space between the engine and the silentblocks, it may appear that a squeaking noise appears when you pass a speed bumps or any holes with your Ford Transit Connect. To replace them go to your technician.
Other speed bump noise Ford Transit Connect
If, even though all its assumptions, you still can’t uncover the source of the noise your Ford Transit Connect makes when you pass a speed bump, we recommend you to refer to this content on a loud noise on Ford Transit Connect or to visit your auto mechanic in order to carry an in-depth check on your Ford Transit Connect and identify this trouble.