Knocking Noise From Front Suspension on Volvo 960

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.

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Average mileage: 197,090 (145,000–300,000)
5 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997
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1993 Volvo 960 300,000 mi,
Not a problem on the highway, but definitely in town and on bad roads. I have yet to fix.
1997 Volvo 960 230,000 mi,
Knocking sound. Changed struts and lower control arm bushings. Still present: will change sway arm bushings.
1997 Volvo 960 175,000 mi,
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.
1996 Volvo 960 160,000 mi,
Part worn out - rubber cracked. Rattled and noise when driving. Replaced - all is well :)
1997 Volvo 960 209,635 mi,
Have had this same problem but have not changed sway bar bushings yet to see if that resolves it.
1995 Volvo 960 145,000 mi,
knocking front end when hitting bumps