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Old 04-28-2014, 11:00 PM   #21
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Try this= Undue then & then your noise should disappear.
Where is the fun in that at?

If old struts were bad then why put them back on? But I see what you are saying.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:24 PM   #22
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Well when I replaced stock struts they weren't really bad but I definitely wanted to upgrade my suspension. I bought this car used so I'm putting some work into it
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He meant detach the sway bar links to see if the noise comes from them I would guess.
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He meant detach the sway bar links to see if the noise comes from them I would guess.
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:51 AM   #25
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Well I don't know how many miles are on your car but I read OEM front sway bar links tend to go bad after 40,000-45,000 miles. Mine broke around 48,000. It is just a thought.
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Well right now I'm about at 110,000. My buddy told me my end links are fairly new but I got to playing around with them and they seem to have some play in the upper bushing, so they can't be that new or at all. I'll look into it further. I'm just tired of all these noises they drive me nuts lol
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Mine was totally snapped, it wiggled around like a loose tooth. Had to heat it up to get it off. Are they OEM? Grease fittings on them? I HATE a noisy car! Its real easy to do it yourself, I'm not technically inclined at all.

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Not sure if they're OEM but they do have grease fittings
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And I know they're easy we actually took them off when i replaced the struts. A lot of this stuff is easy it's just finding the time to do it all lol
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Where is the fun in that at?

>>>>>If old struts were bad then why put them back on? But I see what you are saying.
Everone is talking about the sway bar end links, FreeFocus.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:42 PM   #26
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Well, played around with it today for a little bit while I was at work earlier. Can't seem to find the source of my problem, but I am for sure going to go ahead and put new shocks on the rear and end links on the front end. I just had a set of MOOGs ordered so they should be there tomorrow.

Everything with my struts seem to be seated properly. I'm going to have a buddy drive it tomorrow while I walk alongside it to see if I can hear the noise better.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:29 PM   #27
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Well, played around with it today for a little bit while I was at work earlier. Can't seem to find the source of my problem, but I am for sure going to go ahead and put new shocks on the rear and end links on the front end. I just had a set of MOOGs ordered so they should be there tomorrow.

Everything with my struts seem to be seated properly. I'm going to have a buddy drive it tomorrow while I walk alongside it to see if I can hear the noise better.
I am just gonna guess that you are installing the end links with the vehicle jacked up and having some creaking because of it. While jacked up on the front, just attach the top portion and leave the bottom unattached. Then make sure the weight is on the tires, not jacked up, then attach the bottom portion of the end link. As for the rear just install the whole portion with the car weight on the tires. This should eliminate your noise.
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:03 PM   #28
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I figured it out. The strut I purchased was defective. I just took it out, and used my warranty to replace it. Put the new one in and all is good now. Thanks for the response
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