Knocking Noise From Front Suspension on Volvo 960

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The sway bar bushings commonly wear out, causing a knocking noise from the front of the vehicle. Replacing the worn bushings should correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 197,090 (145,000–300,000)
5 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997
14 people reported this problem
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Not a problem on the highway, but definitely in town and on bad roads. I have yet to fix.
Knocking sound. Changed struts and lower control arm bushings. Still present: will change sway arm bushings.
Went over 2 larger speed bumps in a parking lot and immediately the car started knocking. the handling of the car is not compromised and being that its so old, i don't see the point of fixing it. Might get a second opinion other than my own.
Part worn out - rubber cracked. Rattled and noise when driving. Replaced - all is well :)
Have had this same problem but have not changed sway bar bushings yet to see if that resolves it.
knocking front end when hitting bumps