Noisey Suspension

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  1. Mandaxxx

    Mandaxxx Read Only Funster

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    Hi, our Hymer 584 seems to have developed very noisey suspension just lately, was always quiet then suddenly the other week we thought something was falling off the noise it started making. To shut it up short term takes a shot of WD 40, but this is not ideal, seems to be from bushes.
    Anyone had similar?
     
  2. Terry

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    Hi you may get away with greasing around the bush fixing points but I fear you may need new bushes - let a local garage have a look - and yes I know grease and rubber do not mix well :Wink: especially wd40
     
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    Try some silicone spray instead (your get it from plumber merchants or maybe B&Q) it wont damage the rubbers and lasts a lot longer then WD40
     
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    Hi Manda, we have a 584 as well on a 2000 plate, we get a noise from the suspension as well but hear it more when we are parked up, a clunky noise some times when you walk up and down the van, we have asked the garage to look at when we had the cam belt changed , but they could not find anything, we have tried spraying it with silicone which had no effect at all, but when we give it a good spray with WD 40 it cures it for quite a while, then it comes back, like you would like to know what it is and sort it out.
    If you find any more out would be interested thanks. Carol.
     
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    if you have rear leaf springs it could be the swinging spring hanger pins and bushes which are corroded and sticking in one position then suddenly moving which will create a loud crack.

    or it could be the rubber seperator pads between each leaf of the spring which have worn out or perished allowing the leaves to rub together.

    WD40 is only a temp fix as its a freeing agent...not a lubricant.
    once it dries out your back to square one.
     
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