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2014 PPV front end noise

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:16 pm
by VintageIron41
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!

Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:10 pm
by SBRMD
I've had to replace the stabilizer links twice in my car, apparently that's a weak spot....they definitely make noises when bad.

Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:16 am
by VintageIron41
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!

Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:59 am
by sardillim
same with me links and strut mounts i would use GM parts i had one Moog strut mount come apart after 4 months

Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

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

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

Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:44 pm
by CrashTestDummy
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.

Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:42 pm
by VintageIron41
Thank you for your informative replys!

Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:40 pm
by VintageIron41
Struts and mounts replaced, noise less pronounced but, still popping, what else might it be?

Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:34 pm
by s/c'd cav
did you do anything with the sway bar end links ?

Re: 2014 PPV front end noise

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:10 pm
by CrashTestDummy
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.