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02-19-2017 01:52 PM
technology
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Originally Posted by lifespeed View Post
These things break front control arm bushings pretty easily.
Hello. The car passed to the annual technical control. All block silent are ok, And the steering heads are ok.

The only piece that makes noise is the axle cvl. It does not move in the direction of rotation, and moves only 5 millimeters in the lateral direction and it makes a "clack clack" noise of metal (in the direction of the wheel towards the gearbox). Would it be the axle cvl that would make noise on bumps while bumping?

thank you.
Thierry
02-17-2017 04:50 PM
lifespeed
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Originally Posted by technology View Post
Hello,
Did you find a solution? I have the same problem, a dull clacking when I ride between 10 and 40 km / h on a road in poor condition or bump. The garage looked at the vehicle 1 week, they checked everything, they changed the left shock absorber, the shock absorber stop, the stabilizer bar linkage and also the electric power steering. The noise is always present, it drives me crazy. They do not want to do anything. The vehicle has 28,000km, the noise started at 11,000km
These things break front control arm bushings pretty easily.
02-17-2017 04:06 PM
technology Hello,
Did you find a solution? I have the same problem, a dull clacking when I ride between 10 and 40 km / h on a road in poor condition or bump. The garage looked at the vehicle 1 week, they checked everything, they changed the left shock absorber, the shock absorber stop, the stabilizer bar linkage and also the electric power steering. The noise is always present, it drives me crazy. They do not want to do anything. The vehicle has 28,000km, the noise started at 11,000km
02-14-2017 01:05 PM
DJTrollin I need a spring compressor it looks like. Lol

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02-14-2017 12:53 PM
Squad-G
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Originally Posted by DJTrollin View Post
That's on the top of the strut? Just noticed it last night.

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Yes.

300$ at the dealer or 40$ plus your time.
02-14-2017 08:05 AM
DJTrollin
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Originally Posted by Squad-G View Post
Not normal.

You need to change the strut bearing on both sides.
That's on the top of the strut? Just noticed it last night.

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02-14-2017 06:39 AM
Squad-G
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Originally Posted by DJTrollin View Post
I have a clunk while stopped. Then turning the wheel to the right and left. 2014 with 26k miles. Is this normal? Lol

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Not normal.

You need to change the strut bearing on both sides.
02-13-2017 10:18 PM
DJTrollin I have a clunk while stopped. Then turning the wheel to the right and left. 2014 with 26k miles. Is this normal? Lol

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03-15-2016 03:24 PM
Squad-G
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Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
Now that it's getting warmer, I’m going to be tackling this repair in a few weeks!

If I’m replacing the LCA for the clunk, should I replace the strut bearing too since it’s the original 2012 design prone to clunking?

BUT... if I’m taking the strut apart to replace the plastic bearing piece, should I just replace the entire strut considering I’m over 140k miles? There’s nothing wrong with them, but a lot of people on here recommend replacing them often even though it’s kind of against my mantra to replace something that's not broken.
If I were you, I'd replace them. I had the driver side replaced under warranty and the passenger side was done at the same I did my lower control arm because it was broken. My car has only 56 000 KM which is ~35 000 Miles.

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I had to replace my lower control arms on my 2012 Ti at 45K miles! Bushings were completely broken. Pretty sad for that age and miles.
Tell me about it. I have 56 000 KM which is ~35 000 Miles. I've never seen bushing so destroyed AND young... What suprise me is the manager and the mechanic was acting like it was normal after ~4 years. I hope that I won't have to replace them again in 4 years.
03-15-2016 03:00 PM
lifespeed
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Originally Posted by Squad-G View Post
I have a 2013 Titanium, Job 1 (built September 2012).

During my 3 years warranty, I went 3-4 times for suspension. All they did was greasing the strut like they say to do in the TSB.

The problem came back in February of this year. I greased the struts again but the problem didn't go away.

Two weeks ago, the tech suggested to change both front lower control arm. Well, it did indeed solve the problem. The sound it made was the same as the TSB. But different parts.
I had to replace my lower control arms on my 2012 Ti at 45K miles! Bushings were completely broken. Pretty sad for that age and miles.
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