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Old 09-30-2012, 04:45 PM
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Looking at a used 2000 S80 2.9 with 122k miles. Actually in nice shape timing belt done at 105k as well as water pump. Auto shifts smooth, engine looks clean for being this old.

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Only issue I see/hear is test driving it when I hit a bump with the right front suspension it makes a rattle/bouncy clunk-clunk sound. On flat road, under acceleration or during braking...no noise or grinding.

Any one hazard a guess at what it might be? (My uneducated guess would be a wonky strut or shock)
 

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You are correct sir!
 
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What will it cost to repair?? At $3500 don't mind spending couple hundred to fix it since the rest of the car is in good shape.
 
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If you are handy and have the tools (or rent them) it'll cost anywhere from. 400-600 bucks. Good opportunity to get some nice Koni struts! Paying a mechanic could be more like $900+
 
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Is that cost for front wheels, all wheels, or just a single wheel?
 
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Someone mentioned an "anti-sway bar bushing" is that a possibility?
 
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ya the sway bar i was thinking of that actually..it makes noise only on rough road surfaces and not when cruising on hwy. Try checking fcpgroton.com or idpusa.com
 
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Replacing the antisway bar bushings involves slightly raising the front subframe. If you are just looking for the sway bar endlinks, the ipd ones would be a great investment, but I'd replace both sides. I still think its more strut related. The 4-6 hundred dollar estimate I gave is just for the front. Each strut costs around $175. Making you parts for just the front suspension total about 400
 
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When I bought my first S80 it was a 2000 and had a similar noise from the front left. It was just the sway bar link, cheap and easy to replace.If you are a decent backyard mechanic struts are a pretty easy job with a basic spring compressor. Later on I replaced front and back struts. rockauto.com has fronts for $175 ea or so. Rears are about $80-$100.
 
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My turn.

Strut Bushing.

BTW replacing struts takes about an hour to do both sides. Bushings, cheaper replacement part, same amount of time.

Subframe swaybar bushing quite easy to get to I thought. Never had to replace on on the 80 series. End links more than likely need replacing, again easy, cheap and quick.

Control arm a possible, have to get it in the air to check out. ~$100 and 20 minutes with hand tools. Don't even need to remove the CV shaft.
 
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is that what its supposed to be called? Its the rubber bushing under the bearing in the strut assembly. The metal core snaps off from the surrounding rubber, causing all sorts of noises.
 
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Yep, same thing. Just didn't want the original poster to be confused by two terms for the same item.
 
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