instability and noise under the car even though shock absorbers have been changed.what do i do?

Asked by Nov 29, 2008 at 05:53 AM about the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

VIN:3vwsk69m32m059956 last serviced at action automotive at 8150 Richmond Highway,Alexandria,VA 22309

5 Answers

2,050

you're not providing enough information to make a diagnosis

70

your not providing enough info but my 99 jetta that has 144k miles the lower control arm bushing went bad and the car was making clunking noise (sounding like a loose bowling ball in frnt) only when going over rough road also when parking the veh either going in reverse or forward it felt like the suspension was loose

275

Yea, you need to supply some more information here as it could be any number of issues.

45

an '02 Jetta is getting old enough that just about anything rubber in the suspension is due for a change. This would include the lower control arm bushings, the stabilizer bar bushings, and the strut mount/bearings. Next would be the rear axle bushings. Once you get all these changed, handling will be like new or better (depending on choice of parts).

45

not nessessaraly, i have an 01 and everything is fine.. get the front axles checked out, Mk4's are known for front suspension probs like that...does it make a noise all the time or only when you turn in a certian direction?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Jetta

Looking for a Used Jetta in your area?

CarGurus has 29,763 nationwide Jetta listings starting at $1,100.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 2,120
#2 Goodwrench707
Goodwrench707
Reputation 1,990
#3 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 1,310
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
247 Great Deals out of 21,187 listings starting at $1,700
Used Volkswagen GTI
138 Great Deals out of 6,243 listings starting at $2,299
Used Honda Civic
1,156 Great Deals out of 66,089 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen Golf
38 Great Deals out of 2,980 listings starting at $2,223
Used Honda Accord
1,230 Great Deals out of 77,867 listings starting at $969
Used BMW 3 Series
1,807 Great Deals out of 40,896 listings starting at $1,250
Used Toyota Corolla
1,405 Great Deals out of 68,394 listings starting at $988
Used Toyota Camry
1,496 Great Deals out of 100,432 listings starting at $700
Used Audi A4
358 Great Deals out of 13,166 listings starting at $1,599
Used Volkswagen Beetle
263 Great Deals out of 8,661 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
1,126 Great Deals out of 84,825 listings starting at $695
Used Ford Focus
1,232 Great Deals out of 59,561 listings starting at $1,395

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
11,746 listings starting at $11,949
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 1,582 listings starting at $10,278
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
123 Great Deals out of 3,850 listings starting at $8,037
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
151 Great Deals out of 3,094 listings starting at $5,977
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
192 Great Deals out of 3,024 listings starting at $4,995