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Old 12-17-2012, 02:21 PM
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Been having this clunking noise ever since i sprayed down my engine bay and car, only recent mod ive done is strano springs about 4 months ago, but this noise just started after i drove out of the car wash bay?? Noise is very apparent when front right side tire goes over an uneven surface and i can push down on the front fender and the car will make the same noise

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My blinker is on but you can definintly hear the noise as i turn?
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I think the car wash part of things is a fluke. Something is loose or broken. Top nut on the shock to mount is the most common for such a noise. Could be that's tight but the mount has failed. Whatever it is, something pretty substantial is moving around.
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i heard something similar on my thirdgen. It ended up being a loose nut on the strut that was bolted to the strut mount
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I definitely agree with everyone else that something is either loose or broken. Have you taken the wheel right front wheel off yet to visually inspect everything? If you haven't yet you probably should to see if there is anything that is obviously messed up. I would throw a jack up underneath the lower a-arm with the wheel off and chassis supported and load and unload the suspenion so you can track down where the noise is coming from.
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I was talking to the op and he stated that the rubber on the top of the upper control is some what disinegrated. Could this be causing the noise? The noise is very loud cause I could hear it while talking with him over the phone.
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so some updates, the top nut on my shock mount would not tighten all the way i guess this was my problem[IMG][/IMG]

my new question now though, is this rubber piece ok to use, i didnt know if it should be connected to the mount and if it requires grease? I have researched that it must be used just dont know about the greasing portion[IMG][/IMG]
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That happened because it was not tight from the start and the banging around stripped the threads. The rubber has nothing to do with this noise, that loose nut is it. I would however, recommend you clean up that control arm mount of rust and paint it....
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thanks again sam, one last question i never used the right socket assembly used to tighten that strut nut socket, Is that socket completly necessary. or will a regular socket and a new lock nut work?
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Whatever it takes to get it tightened... Though now you'll have to use something to shim the nut up so you get on good threads...
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yeah get that fixed before you drive anymore. doesn't sound good.
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well got my problem fixed, i put 3 washers as platform on top of the rubber mount, this allowed me to get that top nut to tighten down without the entire rubber mount turning. Took it for a drive and now back to normal bouncing on stock shocks.

There is a little bit of noise when i go over a good size bump on the left hand side, but im glad i didnt have to spend worthless money on crappy monroes or napa shocks when im trying to save for bilsteins or konis
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Glad you got if fixed. You get to do it all over again when you get new shocks. LOL!!
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Glad you got it fixed up... and that it didn't break or happen on nice new shocks.
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