View Full Version : Suspension Rattle?

07-30-2007, 06:59 PM
Every time I run over a bump or something of the sort with my windows down, I can hear a jingling sound coming from the rear of my car? Is this a sign of my suspension going bad? Last time I went to the dealer to get my oil changed, they told me I needed several thousand dollars in suspension work because something or another was leaking. Of course, I kindly refused their service, but now I'm getting concerned. It's a 1999 2.8 with the sports package.


07-30-2007, 07:59 PM
You probably need a couple hundred bucks worth of work to replace a rear sway bar link or control arm.

07-30-2007, 08:27 PM
Is it FWD or Quattro?
Have the brake pads been inspected lately? Sometimes they can jingle around in the carriers.

07-30-2007, 08:33 PM
My wife snapped the bottom rung on her stock rear drivers side spring. It made a horrible sound, but functioned ok. If they said you have something leaking, that sounds like a bit more expensive problem...

07-30-2007, 08:36 PM
It's a Quattro. I have their report in my car, I'll post exactly what all they said tomorrow.