Surplus electronic parts : https://epartsconnect.com
Stock and Crypto AI Prediction : https://stocksignalslive.com

In this video we cover the front sway bar links that are often a cause of a rattle complaint on many different makes and models. This is not always the cause of the rattles but it is something that should be checked along with control arm bushings, sway bar bushings, ball joints, struts etc... --Enjoy!
If an SMA Video has helped you out please consider giving using "Patreon" to help support us. The videos take real time to create and pull us away from real work that pays our bills. CLICK HERE: https://www.patreon.com/southmainauto
THANKS A MILLION!!
--Eric O.
WANT AN "SMA" STICKER OF YOUR OWN!?!
Simply send and E-mail to SMAstickers @outlook.com including: your shipping address and e-mail address in the text, I in turn will send you a paypal invoice for $5 each USA or $6 each international. Let me know how many you want and as soon as the paypal invoice is paid I will ship them out ASAP! Thanks for your support of our channel!!
--Eric & Vanessa O.
Feel like sending some swag to SMA because you love the videos but don't know where to send it?
Just ship it here:
South Main Auto Repair
47 S. Main St
PO Box 471
Avoca, NY 14809
Disclaimer:
Due to factors beyond the control of South Main Auto Repair, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. South Main Auto Repair assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. South Main Auto Repair recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of South Main Auto Repair, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not South Main Auto Repair.

49 thoughts on “Repairing front suspension rattles”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lasse Blomqvist says:

    Good luck Hannah! 👍

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars World Traveler says:

    Eurotrash??? Hahaha. Don't. Good cars when they are not breaking

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Brion Adderley says:

    Nice video bro; i have a honda accord 98 lx and my car does one(1) of the 2 things in my front end suspension that you mentioned/diagnosed(professionally)
    1) rattling over any uneven surface
    2) wheel feel like its about to come off when its say positioned 25-45^° clockwise and i accelerate; similar to how a car with a whopped( oval shaped) tire would exhibit.
    If you could do a vid diagnosing ball joints that would be great! Subbed ~

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Oby-1 says:

    I totally agree with everything said here but I have never seen anyone grease those fittings and then they wear out anyways.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ping Pong says:

    The noise I get is on full right lock turns – it sounds like a crackling/popping sound… no noise on bumps or any other time. Not sure if it is sway bar link, sway bar bushing or suspension strut… so hard to tell! I should add the CV axles are new and the sound was present before and after there replacement.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Edward Demedeiros says:

    My college professor once told me, "Not everyone knows that. We should never assume people know what you know." Information is always valuable to someone. Thanks for the video.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Elizabeth Hardy says:

    Something special about youze guys. Really dig you all. bye Hannah. You are so lovely and patient. Ya gotta come back a visit often. You have great vibes and the mechanic is a sweetheart. Ya'll made my day.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars P Xquisit says:

    Hey I just change mine in my escape how tight should those nuts be on the link

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Pina says:

    Thank you for the video. I appreciate it.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars orfeous says:

    Ah!
    Thanks for explanation. Always hard to try to explain the sound and symptom of the front suspension issues. When i hit fast/hard on gas pedal either from stop or even when driving it sounds like someone "bangs" on the floor. Just one time.. are the front swaybar bushings the only thing that can cause that banging on the floor sound?

    What else symptoms can bad swaybar bushing cause?

    I've already replaced endlinks and lower control arms. Shocks and springs.

    Bad lower back engine mount.. can I have that banging on the floor because of engine moves back and forth when loaded?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bruce banner says:

    Thank you guy!

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars irzyxelwj says:

    What I've been having is barely moving out of a parking space, decent knocking with any movement. I know I need at least a passenger cv shaft. Should I drive all the way to NY from OH so you can fix it? lol

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nathan Haley says:

    Well hopefully Hannah has fun working on people and doctors

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Buddy B says:

    Oh man I'm watching this video today 9/24/21 and I'm thinking Hannah is off to college today. Lol she's probably been a nurse a while ago

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Max47340 says:

    Thank you so much! You saved me a ton of money!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars eurosonly says:

    I've just had my suspension replaced with all the other related parts and it still clunkw when going over bumpy road surfaces. I'm thinking it could be a loose fender or the a bolt at the very top of the strut. But if the struts and shocks are all new it'd be a hell of a coincidence. Or it could also be a loose turn signal or radiator. The alignment was and is still off and the wheel is jerky to turn and is more difficult than usual. Or sometimes, it's too easy to turn. Steering fluid is all good.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Amy says:

    I changed a set on my old 1995 Chevrolet truck and the swaybar link bolts were rotted out to almost a 1/3 of their original diameter, I was surprised they even held together being rusted so badly. That truck lived in North Carolina it's entire life, I can only imagine how they get up north with all the salt!

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars michelediane miller says:

    im guessing daughter…..

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Craig Goodwin says:

    Good luck Hanna. You've been great! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bake been says:

    Great accent, Hi from France 😉

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raymond Dunaway says:

    That sway bar bushing can it feel like car.jumps when go to the right

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars S. J. says:

    I found the source of my front end rumbling when I discovered a worn sway bar link when I was changing my brake pads. I believe mine was bouncing against the (hollow) lower control arm (not how close they are to each other in your video) & making loud noise. That is why the noise was louder than a worn sway bar link should normally make. At least it was a cheap fix.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Dickerson says:

    I love how well you explain things.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul ellis says:

    will she be back

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul ellis says:

    we want hanna back

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Timmel says:

    Looks like the owner of that vehicle has been driving through fresh blacktop. Judging by the right wheel well

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan Dunning says:

    I put new sway bar links and ball joints on my daughter's 2011 GMC Terrian then put new struts and springs a couple day's later. About 1 week later she says the one of the struts is broke, So I take it for a ride and sure enough it sounds like a broken strut. Knowing both are brand new I'm guessing catastrophic failure on one of them. I pull it in lift it up start checking everything and BINGO, sway bar link was not tighten enough and came loose, So I tighten it again and test drive it and the noise is gone. I obviously did not tighten it enough when I installed it a week prior. The noise that little link made was extremely loud and if I had to bet on it prior to finding it I would have said a busted Strut or Spring. Great Video.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars B Souza says:

    Goodbye Hanna! Best wishes for success and happiness 😢

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ray Mond says:

    Careful using that derogatory "Jap" lingo. If you use it, your kids will let it slip and get canceled out of school. The PC correct term is Japanese. Just FYI.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars flameout12345 says:

    I have this noise that happens during small uneven roads and it sounds like a subtle bump on solid surfaces. My mechanic changed my suspension just to have that noise still there. (so pissed)

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dondale68 says:

    Got a 2015Dodge Charger, the sway bar links and bushings were bad,,,, Sounded like the front tires were falling off!!!

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John E. Carr says:

    Another great video.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Amanda Marcum says:

    I have a horrible rattle in my Saturn vue

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gershwin Records says:

    gotta luv that air compressor

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 1337penguinman says:

    I know you don't have to, but I usually recommend doing these in pairs. They're cheap and easy so no reason not to.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chad Dotson says:

    "Every frickin' time" hah

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Robins says:

    While at it with the "links" it's not much more work or cost to replace the bushings as well. They make a lot of noise too. Well done video.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rhonnie says:

    Thank You!!!! Your video helped me so much! You're the bomb dude

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars L.Davis2001 says:

    I replaced the sway bar and upper control arm along the shucks and struts with axles and sway bushing also the bearing and hub and I still hear it

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rafael Ramos says:

    I saw this video just now and it was produced 3 years ago. Just realized Hanna was going to nursing school. Hope she mastered the material with flying colors and still remains inspired to do the job. God bless u, ur family and studies.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kenneth Roper says:

    Complete new front and on the 2010 Honda Odyssey right front rattling sound over uneven pavement, road surface cracks, etc? No one can seem to find what it is not even a Honda dealer.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars UA7Pyro says:

    Yes, they always sound worse than they are. Even small wear translates to major noise on larger cars.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Smith says:

    I'm getting a popping sound what usually make that sound??? Ford expedition 03???

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Murray says:

    Nurse- clean this wound! Sure thing doctor where is the Brake Clean?

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Martin Kucic says:

    Bye bye Hanna.
    BYW she looks like your sister Eric.😲

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dave Davies says:

    The 'ball swivel' joint is called a 'Heim joint' in the USA or a 'Rose Joint' in the UK.

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars R Mc says:

    "I need to get rid of that compressor if it keeps interrupting" 😆

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars R Mc says:

    I find it funny when people describe the noise they are getting from the car , everyone has different way 😆

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phillip Smith says:

    Goodbye, Hanna! Hope you have a great time being a nurse.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.