Steering and Suspension
Volvo Bus Service and Maintenance Manual
||Visually check the frame, crossmembers and body attachments for cracks, rust and loose bolts.|
| ||Torque rods and reaction rods|
||All rubber journals must be tight.|
| ||Anti-roll bar|
||Check rubber bushings.|
| ||Shock absorbers|
||Check that shock absorbers and brackets are securely mounted.|
Torque rods and reaction rods
Check the rubber bushings in anti-roll bar, torque rods and reaction rods using
a jemmy bar.
If there are signs of wear on the anti-roll bar in
the area of the rubber bushings, then probably these have started to rotate.
If this is the case, the rubber bushings must be replaced.
A special test machine is required for a full and proper check
on the condition of the shock absorbers. Unless the noise comes from the
rubber bushings for the shock absorber attachments a noisy shock absorber can
be said to be used up and should be replaced. Small oil leakage can be accepted,
but not in a drop form.