Suspension Noise

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Have very recently purchased a Ford Escort Estate 1.8TD LX on an R plate, with 95K on the clock. I have noticed that when driving over very large speed ramps, (i.e the ones you have to drive onto & off) that there is what can be described as a "creaking" coming from the engine bay & biased towards the passanger side. This does not occur under normal driving conditions & the car & suspension, etc seems fine.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what it might be or what checks i can make!!


posted by  bongouk

What the hell is a speed ramp that you have to "drive onto & off" and why didn't you feel inclined to introduce yourself before becoming a freeloader?

posted by  DodgeRida67

LOL....I think he means either...a ramp leading into a car park entance etc, or, a 'sleeping policeman' which is a speed reduction device used in the UK and most of Europe...oh, by the way bong...I know what your problem is...I just wanna see an intro first :hi:

posted by  Cliffy

Speed bump maybe?

posted by  KNTRDR

Enlighten me :ohcrap: sounds intresting...... :ticking:

posted by  DodgeRida67

LOL....A speed bump :thumbs:

I think they are called Sleeping Policemen because they used to be painted black & white, the colours associated with the Police......I could be completely wrong here though :ohcrap: :thumbs: :ticking:

posted by  Cliffy

The only policemen we have here in traffic enforcement are usually shooting radar and laser and writing tickets. In Tennessee, depending on the county and/or city, the fines range from $5.00 - $50. The cost is the court fees which are added to the fines of $75 to $100. By the time you write a check to the court clerk, a speeding ticket will cost $85-$150

posted by  tbaxleyjr

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