Hearing noises from your car often is never reassuring, so discovering noises on your GMC Canyon suspensions when you pass a speed bump can be stressing. This sign may be a sign of a insignificant trouble as well as a warning of a much larger repair to come. Whatever the case, it is important to check the origin and take the necessary actions to eliminate the trouble, it is with this aim in mind that we wanted to write this article to support 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 cause 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-noise-gmc-canyon

Suspension cracking noise GMC Canyon

Check GMC Canyon suspension

If you experience a suspension noise when you pass a speed bump on your GMC Canyon, and it is categorized by a “clack” or cracking, it is highly possible that your suspension block is the cause of it. In fact, it may be the suspension cups, which, when they are out of date, have the rubber (silentblock) that acts as a buffer and shock absorber for the upper part of the suspension that no longer fulfils its role during small bumps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 examine if this is the trouble that worries you, take a dented road and listen to the noise coming from your front axle as you pass over holes. If it is indeed the cups, think of changing them quickly or you may ruin other parts and have to make more important repairs.

Check the cardan shaft

If you are here because you have researched for “GMC Canyon suspension noise” and the suspension is not the cause of your problem, it may be that the cardan shaft is responsible. In fact, when the cardan bellows get old and the dirt/dust builds up inside them their functions is degraded and it is possible to experience a sound when they are in torsion. To examine 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 make a turn at low speed. If it cracks in these two conditions you should consider swapping it or them. If you have the feeling that this noise is more like a a loud noise on GMC Canyon, don’t hesitate to read this document.

Check steering hinges/stabilizer bar

Finally, when you detect a suspension noise when your GMC Canyon passes over a speed bumps, it is possible that the hinges or the stabilizer bar are responsible. Exactly like the gimbals, the steering part is mobilized when you adjust direction. If this is the situation, the components that may have been broken 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 examine it, position it under the car and apply twists on each of its components to examine that there is no particular play on one of them, they are supposed to resist you quite strongly over their entire travel. Please remember to take your vehicle to your technician or replace them if they are involved.

squeaky noise speed bump GMC Canyon

Check the stabilizer bar

If, on the other hand, you have a noise that is more like a squeak when you pass a speed bump with your GMC Canyon, it is possible that it is the stabilizer bar itself that is concerned. In fact, abnormal/pronounced wear of the latter can cause unusual friction which can cause this squeaking noise. Bear in mind to examine by going under your car the condition of the paint on your bar which will show if there is friction. Second possible explanation, it may be your stabilizer bar silentblocks that are dry and bring on noise, in which case take them off from the cradle and grease them, this should solve the trouble.

Check engine silentblocks

Finally, last case that we can examine together, it is the engine silentblocks, actually, these silentblocks act as pads/shock absorbers between the engine and the cradle of the car, a noticable fatigue of these will make a subsidence and therefore a space between the engine and the silentblocks, it may appear that a squeaking noise shows up when you pass a speed bumps or any holes with your GMC Canyon. To change them go to your technician.

Other speed bump noise GMC Canyon

If, even though all its assumptions, you still can’t uncover the origin of the noise your GMC Canyon makes when you pass a speed bump, we advise you to refer to this content on a loud noise on GMC Canyon or to visit your technician in order to carry an in-depth check on your GMC Canyon and determine this trouble.