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 Post subject: Rear Suspension Failure
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:25 am 
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Hi
Hoping someone can give me a bit of advice on my rear suspension. 2015 model, UK model imported into Ireland. I underwent my NCT (National Car Testing requirment) test in January and the rear suspesion failed with a reading of 45Mm with imbalance of 33% (a pass is 30%). I went back to dealer and they replaced the rear suspension under warranty. Did the NCT retest and it failed again with exactly the same reading. The dealer took it back again and replaced the springs and they tested the suspension themselves and said they got 13%. Two weeks later I did another NCT and the rear suspension only just passed with a reading of 44Mm and 30%. I only just passed the test but to me there is obviously still a problem here. Has anyone had similar issues that have been resolved. I'm not very knowledgable when it comes to cars so I'm not sure what else can be done to fix the problem - anyone have any ideas? Any help/advice what be much appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Rear Suspension Failure
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:14 am 
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Hello Harriet
I've just failed my NCT with a 2015 Outlander imported from the UK - 20,000 miles on the clock. I had 34% imbalance on re suspension.
I'm dealing with Mitsubishi at the moment.
Not sure how it will turn out,
BOB


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 Post subject: Re: Rear Suspension Failure
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:28 am 
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Hi Bob

Since my post, I think there have been a few other cases, your car being one of them. At the time, my father-in-law, who works in motor parts said he'd heard there was a flaw with the 'bushing' "Bushings are cushions made of rubber, polyurethane (often shortened to “poly” or “urethane”) or other materials. They're mounted on car suspension and steering joints to absorb road bumps, control the amount of movement in the joints and reduce noise and vibration."

When I menitoned that to the Mitsubishi dealer, they said no.

But when I took the car in for a service this year in January 2020, I asked them again and they said that yes it was a problem with the Bushings on that make/model. They said they would replace them before my next NCT and they didn't need replacing during the service.

So I would definitely question them on this.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Suspension Failure
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:10 pm 
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Last year my 2015 developed a "thud" noise in the left rear suspension. The dealer said there was no issue, so I took it to my local garage and they found that a spacer on the top mounting of the shock absorber was badly distorted. It was replaced and the problem was fixed. I don't know whether that problem is widespread and if so might possibly be causing the problems you are having.


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 Post subject: Re: Rear Suspension Failure
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:43 pm 
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I've never heard of suspension imbalance before, can someone explain please?

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Suspension Failure
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:50 pm 
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Same here, explanation welcome.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Suspension Failure
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:48 pm 
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Hi

I can't work out how to insert an image so this is a quote from the NCT website who are the Vehicle roadworthy testing provider in Ireland.

"The suspension Test: The suspension test plates measure the movement of the suspension on each wheel and compares the readings for both wheels on a single axle (ie imbalance). The Suspension test Plates also record the weight at each wheel and sums all four measurements to give total vehicle weight"

It doesn't mean much to me but may mean more to others.
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 Post subject: Re: Rear Suspension Failure
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:33 pm 
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From the Manual, the same test applies to the front suspension.
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 Post subject: Re: Rear Suspension Failure
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:26 pm 
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A bit of googling did the rick:

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This simply means you have one shock absorber worn more than another creating an imbalance, depending on the scale % of the imbalance depends on how much more worn it is ie,, 90% imbalance worn shock is a totaly ruined and 3% not to much to worry about but will need attention


Why can't they simply say: "worn shock absorber"? :?: :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Rear Suspension Failure
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:01 am 
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The old fashioned way of checking is to "bounce" each corner of the car by pushing down hard and watching the rebound - useful when buying second-hand.


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