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10-22-2012 10:29 AM
Gettysburg150 UPDATE:

It seems I have found and corrected the issue. Checking all suspension components everything looked good. Sway links are good, control arm bushings are good, ball joints are good, strut pinch bolts are tight.

I thought to myself, ok, everything looks good, lets double check the top and see that it's still all tight. Checked the three nuts on the top of the strut tower, those were all good. Put a wrench on the passenger side strut nut (the one that holds the top hat and everything together) and I was able to tighten it up a good bit. Test drove and no further noises heard (other than the traditional rear creek from the parking brake cables).


I know other guys have had the same concern, check that nut and make sure its very tight. I was able to get about a 1/4 turn out of the drivers side and a 1/2 turn out of the passenger side. No more rattles/clicks over bumps and uneven roads.
10-11-2012 08:07 AM
Gettysburg150
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Originally Posted by 05focusST91 View Post
It could be a bad strut mount, make sure the nut in the middle under the hood on that side is tight
By strut mount, do you mean the bearing? It was ok when I inspected upon install though I did not replace it, maybe its worn. I will double check the strut nut (hehe) to make sure all is still tight (double hehe)

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Originally Posted by Slammed_2.0 View Post
Side of fender well. It's all aluminum.


Strut mount will cause clunking
If the sway link is contacting the fender well wouldn't that mean the control arm bushings are bad and letting the control arm walk? I know I see a lot of BMW's do that
10-10-2012 08:38 PM
Slammed_2.0
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Hitting what metal?
Side of fender well. It's all aluminum.


Strut mount will cause clunking
10-10-2012 06:57 PM
05focusST91 It could be a bad strut mount, make sure the nut in the middle under the hood on that side is tight
10-10-2012 06:54 PM
Gettysburg150 Hitting what metal?
10-10-2012 06:05 PM
Slammed_2.0 Front sway bar links. I bet they're hitting the metal
10-10-2012 04:11 PM
Baldurs390 have the same problem with mine... going to change out my endlinks to see if it helps
10-10-2012 04:09 PM
Gettysburg150 Yeah I'm probably gonna shake it down again but the last time I checked the ball joints they were good
10-10-2012 04:05 PM
02fordsvt I had a lot of noise coming from my front end and it ended up being the lower control arms. However, you should be able to get some movement in the wheel if one had gone bad.
10-10-2012 03:37 PM
Gettysburg150 Apparently we can't say f a w k? lol

My bad
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