Ford Lynx suspension noises, going to Banawe — PinoyExchange

Ford Lynx suspension noises, going to Banawe

I have a 2001 Ford Lynx, the only maintenance it has had for the last three years are the regular oil changes and 'tune ups' (change of spark plugs), usually done by nearby gas stations. Now the different noises from the fornt and rear suspensions have increased to an unbearable level. The tire wear of the front is also now uneven.

I plan on going to Banawe to have it looked at and fixed. The reason I'm going there is because of the availability of the parts that may need to be replaced. May I know which shops at Banawe can fix the car at a reasonable cost? Thanks!


  • IBMDude
    IBMDude Bacchanalian
    are you sure that it's suspension? it could just be the brake pads. just wondering coz i also own one and i also thought of the same problem. :)
  • slamm
    slamm runnin on empty
    Dude, in Banawe you can try Wheelers Suspension Haus along N. Roxas... however for suspension repairs, a lot of peeps recommend Cruven along 1st St. in the Camp Crame area... There's a thread on this in and other car websites. :)
  • jason_10
    jason_10 auto enthusiast
    worn break pads don't cause uneven tire wear. :)

    anyway i also recommend cruven. if your shocks are busted, they can refill it with nitrogen. worn out ball joints and tie rods are injected with some kind of polymer to "restore" it.
  • shun_sakurai
    shun_sakurai when in doubt, FLAT OUT!
    ^ Aside from Cruven, ZEE Service Center along Aurora Blvd. does the same thing. I had my rear dampers (shocks), tie rods and rack ends repaired there and I'm a satisfied customer. They have a 15,000km warranty for the damper repair based on your odometer reading. Gas-filled dampers are noticeably stiffer than fluid-filled ones though.

    Anyway, to address your concern:
    Try to observe the noise and how it changes by driving somewhere quiet (in a village, for example) with the windows down.

    In my case, there was a distinct squeak on acceleration and cruising, but when I braked it went silent. It's also an inconsistent squeak; sometimes even on acceleration/cruising I don't get to hear it. My particular problem, as it turned out, was a set of wiggling wheel bearings that needed replacement.

    Uneven tire wear could be attributed to problems with wheel balancing or alignment, which should be done at least once a year and whenever you have suspension repairs done.

    You can test your dampers/shocks also by pushing vertically downward on your car's front or rear ends. The car should rebound only once. Any more than that and you'll need those shocks checked.

    Hope this helps. :)
  • Shun, saan yung ZEE sa Aurora? I've heard a lot about them but I cant seem to find them in Aurora Blvd.
  • slamm
    slamm runnin on empty
    Zee and Cruven use the same technology... magkapatid sila. :)

    Cruven is right after the J. Ruiz station (look for a building with a yellow sign on your righ if you're coming from Gilmore). It's inside the bldg.
  • shun_sakurai
    shun_sakurai when in doubt, FLAT OUT!
    Shun, saan yung ZEE sa Aurora? I've heard a lot about them but I cant seem to find them in Aurora Blvd.
    From the Sta. Mesa/SM Centerpoint area, just trundle along Aurora Blvd. past the bridge. Keep your eyes peeled for a shop called "M7" on the right side; that's the landmark that means you're getting very close.

    Go past M7 and you should see a Shell gasoline station on the right side. That is where you should make a U-turn (take note, at that particular point there are no "no U-turn" signs there so it's legit). Once you've made the U-turn, ZEE's rather smallish red-on-yellow signage should be on the right side a short distance away.

    You can get in touch with Toti Cruz (ZEE's manager) via:
    Cellphone - 09178841964
    Telephone - 7248309/7269116
    E-mail - [email protected]

    I hope this helps.
  • OTEP R
    OTEP R Admin
    When going to Banawe, beware of 'freelancers'. They are the ones who approach you on the street asking what you want or what you need. These guys are usually not affiliated with any shops. They only buy materials from shops but are nothing more than middlemen. They may quote attractive prices but most are not true to their word.

    It's good that you decided to ask here at the forums first.

    I'd vote for Cruven or Zee also.
  • Thanks for the tips about Zee and Cruven guys. I already asked for a quote from Zee and it seemed reasonable enough (as opposed to replacing the suspension parts). Might bring the car there on Thurs.
  • Ano phone number ng Cruven? May branch ba sils sa South?
  • jason_10
    jason_10 auto enthusiast
    #9783 Kamagong Street, San Antonio Village, Makati

    TXT Hotline #: 0922-8CRUVEN (8278836)
  • Thanks, man!
  • shun_sakurai
    shun_sakurai when in doubt, FLAT OUT!
    Aba meron palang Makati branch ang Cruven! That's a lot closer to where I live than ZEE :)
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