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Old 04-05-2005, 12:09 PM   #1
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Louder suspension as the time goes?

I bought my 2001 zx3 from the dealership about.. 3 weeks ago. When I first bought it, it was fairly quiet overall, going from a huge jaguar to a focus is hard enough, but it was quiet for being a compact car. I drive about 2 1/2 hours everday in rush hour traffic, and I've realized that my car has become louder and louder in the front and a little in the back. It started out on the left front, so I decided it was probably an end-link. But now almost my whole car (but mainly the front) has the beautiful 'rattley' noise of when you hit bumps/holes. All suspension is bone stock, so what do ya'll think. I have yet to jack it up and look due to being so busy, hopefully I can do that this weekend, maybe the strut? Hopefully you guys can give me tips as to what to look at/for for this car.

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Old 04-05-2005, 12:13 PM   #2
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Hey,

If you want we can meet up sometime this weekend and can take your car for a ride and i can try and help you pin point what is making the noise. I am only out in brighton...I'll be in southfield friday night, check out Focus Revolution....Hit me up with a PM if you want to check it out on saturday...
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Couple of things to consider and check before doing more dramatic things. Has the weather been changing a lot... cold, then warm, etc. Tire pressure will change with air temps and will change handling and ride characteristics. Example 30 PSI at zero degrees can easily increase to as much as 35 PSI at 70 degrees and vice versa. Check your air pressure it may be a cheap fix. Bushings and shocks will change as the temp changes as well but not to the same degree as tire pressure will. They are usually more compliant at warmer temps. Cold temps tend to transmit more road noise and vibrations.
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Couple of things to consider......
First thing I checked actually was the tires, they're fine and literally only have the miles on them that I put on it.. brand new tires.

And in response to the temperature. It has only gotten warmer in Michigan as it has become louder. So I don't think temperature has a lot to do with it this time. Good thoughts though.. I shall look into it still.
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I would say take it to the dealer and have them check it out. Just a thought.
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