2014 PPV front end noise

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VintageIron41
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2014 PPV front end noise

Post by VintageIron41 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:16 pm

Hello and thanks for taking time to read this.

Just received my 2014 Caprice ( GovDeals purchase), a quick turn around the block and backing it into the driveway reveals a substantial front suspension noise, obviously it will get checked out over all, but, what might be the most likely cause? 122k miles from South Carolina.

Thank you!

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Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Post by SBRMD » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 pm

I've had to replace the stabilizer links twice in my car, apparently that's a weak spot....they definitely make noises when bad.
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'11 PPV 9C3 Phantom Black Mettalic

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Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Post by VintageIron41 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:16 am

SBRMD wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 pm
I've had to replace the stabilizer links twice in my car, apparently that's a weak spot....they definitely make noises when bad.
Thank you Sir, those do go away, it will get a thorough going over soon, this is my first PPV, so am looking to learn where the weak spots are.

Thanks again for replying!

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Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Post by sardillim » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:59 am

same with me links and strut mounts i would use GM parts i had one Moog strut mount come apart after 4 months

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Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Post by s/c'd cav » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:29 am

do not use the OE mounts , they are junk

use these - https://holdenpartsusa.com/collections/ ... -g8-ppv-ss

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Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Post by CrashTestDummy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:44 pm

s/c'd cav wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:29 am
do not use the OE mounts , they are junk

use these - https://holdenpartsusa.com/collections/ ... -g8-ppv-ss
Indeed. OEM strut mounts are a bit soft, and tend to settle with time, resulting in a rattle when the suspension moves up and down. I'd usually recommend OEM replacements, but not in this instance. Whiteline is the way to go.
Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas
2012 Caprice 9C1
1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
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Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Post by VintageIron41 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:42 pm

Thank you for your informative replys!

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Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Post by VintageIron41 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:40 pm

Struts and mounts replaced, noise less pronounced but, still popping, what else might it be?

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Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Post by s/c'd cav » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:34 pm

did you do anything with the sway bar end links ?

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Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Post by CrashTestDummy » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:10 pm

VintageIron41 wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:40 pm
Struts and mounts replaced, noise less pronounced but, still popping, what else might it be?
Depending on the magnitude of the bump you're going over, and the speed at which you take it, you can still get the strut top bushing to compress enough to rise off the body and 'pop' when it drops back down on the upper strut mount.

Failed motor mounts can also cause some rattling or popping noises.
Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas
2012 Caprice 9C1
1992 B4C 1LE Camaro
2010 Tahoe PPV (her car)
1995 DGGM Impala SS
1996 BBB Impala SS (11-second DD)
1985 Firebird - 310 LS1 C Prepared autocross car.
And some others
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