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Old 06-01-2004, 04:20 PM   #1
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front suspension sounds UGLY!!!

i have no idea what this noise coming from my front suspension could be. i only hear it when i turn my steering wheel. it sounds like a whooshing noise and clicking. like it goes: whoosh whoosh whoosh click whoosh whoosh whoosh click. i know my top pillow mount its bad on my left side, but it sounds like my whole suspension is falling apart. btw: i installed my springs like 5 months ago, and i believe i didn't tighten something up all of the way. would bad shocks make noises?


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Old 06-01-2004, 04:28 PM   #2
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Damn, I would check that out quick, sounds like something is up with the shocks and everything lining up. Bad shocks can make noise but that clicking isn't good, wonder if something is coming loose and rubbing or something??
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I assume from your discription that the noise is cyclical. If the noise is cyclical and you can hear the noise when turn the wheel while stopped, the problem is with the power steering pump or the steering rack. If the noise is not cyclical, and you can hear it when turning the wheel while stopped, it is either 1) that the steering/suspension components are incurrig an obstacle, 2) a rubber bushing/damper is missing or damaged or 3) the ball joints or tie rod ends are sloppy. From your discription (I am assuming that it is a clyclical noise that you can hear only while the car is moving), the most likely candidate is a failing CV joint. If this is the case, depending on how far gone the CV joint is, you might hear a slight clicking while driving in a straight line, and an increasingly loud clicking as you turn tighter. Finally, you may have just ran over some road debris, and it is hung up under your car.

The quickest way to diagnose the car is to get it up on jack stands. Take a look around for the obvious problems. If nothing stands out as wrong, get someone to turn the wheel while you observe the movement from outside.

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thanks for the responses, i'll check those cv joints
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