martin1t

Rear suspension trailing arm bush issue?

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I have had my mondeo for a year now and for roughly 9 months of this time I've had a loud creaking and knocking from the drivers rear.

 

During this time the car has sailed through it's MOT in June and spent numerous days in 4 different garages investigating the issue to no avail.

 

The video is the noise I get when parked, the noise remains and develops into a noise similar to that of a chirping budgie in my ear

 

I'm slowly losing my mind and after considerable research I think it could be the rear suspension trailing arm bush which I believe is a common issue. The anti roll bar bushes have been checked and are OK as this was another possible place I've been advised to check.

 

Does anyone have any advice or recommendations about this issue as I'm going to end up giving it to the local Ford garage and paying the £200 to replace the Bush in the hope it will resolve the issue.

 

http://cloud.tapatalk.com/s/5bf6bd1db9ee3/20180531_200807.mp4

 

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the rear trailing arm bushes are really common, another route to fixing this is using polybushes that are designed to make fitment easier than the labour intensive original ones, ala Mondeo trailing arm bushes

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My 2011 model used to do that, although not that bad. I changed the trailing arm bushes ealier this year and I don't recall it making that sound anymore ( I changed them because they had 'gone' and was causing weird a handling problem when going round corners/bends). My car had done about 80K miles of mainly B and A road driving, what has yours done? might be time to change them.

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