Jaguar S-Type Shock And Strut Mount
Signs of a Worn Out Jaguar S-Type Shock and Strut Mount
Wearing out is a common issue with any suspension part because it is subject to the abuse of rough terrains and everyday driving. And since any suspension part is crucial to your Jaguar S-Type, you should not take lightly a worn out component. The shock and strut mount is a good example. Small as it may seem, this mount plays a huge role by insulating noise and vibration from your tire. This means that a defective mount results in more noise and vibration while driving. To avoid such annoying problem, you must be watchful of the signs of a worn out shock and strut mount. Following are some symptoms you would find useful.
If clunking sounds are heard from the strut assembly of your Jaguar S-Type, there is probably an issue with your shock and strut mount. The mount is composed of bearings that are subject to grinding and friction caused by your driving. These bearings eventually wear out, resulting in a defective and noisy mount. However, the clunking noise may also be caused by a worn out rubber insulator, which is found at the middle portion of your mount. With this, you have to be sure of the exact cause of the sounds before you begin replacing something.
The clunking noise you hear from your Jaguar S-Type is usually coupled with vibrations coming from the shock or strut. These are also caused by worn out bearings or rubber insulator. Because of a defective shock and strut mount, the shock or strut is rubbing against the top plate of the mount, causing the vibrations which are felt from every turn. When this happens, your Jaguar S-Type shock and strut mount should be replaced immediately.
Loose or stiff steering
Your suspension system affects the steering precision of your car. Your Jaguar S-Type shock and strut mount serves as a steering pivot which crucial to the handling of your car. The position of your mount is very critical as it dictates your car's tire alignment which is a major factor in steering. Wear in the mounts causes issues with the tire alignment and the steering precision eventually. As a result, you would experience bad handling as well as uneven and early tire wear.