Volvo 960 Problems

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.

(15 people reported this problem)

Volvo 960 Vehicles With This Problem

RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 197,090 (145,000–300,000)
5 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997
Not Your Volvo 960 Problem?
Brake problem? Or maybe a faulty head gasket cylinder?
Learn About Your Car Problems
Search For a Specific Car Problem
Viewing 1-6 of 6 comments
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.