Symptoms of a broken Front Suspension Spring
Car is leaning
The suspension springs support the weight of your car, from each wheel. If one of them breaks, your car won’t be supported in that corner.
If you spot your car leaning to the front, or to one of the front corners, then you may have some busted front suspension springs. Yes, it looks funny. No, it’s no laughing matter.
Car is sitting too low
If the coil springs are failing, you may notice less of a lean and more of the car just being way too low. It will look funny, but again: no laughing matter here.
The suspension springs hold your car up. If they’re not doing their job, they won’t hold your car up. Just imagine yourself without calves. That’s your car with faulty suspension springs. Not so fun, is it?
Please tell me this isn’t new information to you, but your car shouldn’t make bizarre noises. If it does make bizarre noises, it’s because something’s wrong, and you should try listening.
If your car has some broken front suspension springs, then it will likely make a knocking noise. You’ll notice this noise coming from the suspension when you drive over bumps, or other imperfections in the road. It’s the sound of busted suspension springs being forced to move when they don’t work.