suspension noise

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  1. juicebox00

    juicebox00 Well-Known Member

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    what struts do you have?
     
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    I don't quite understand what you are trying to say
     
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    Vomit_Comit Well-Known Member

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    ok ill check tomorrow. are you talking about the bolts that hold the strut bar. the five that make a circle pattern. yes once before there was like a fluid in the wheel well. cant tell now because i tried wd40 to see if it was the A arm because i just recently got a camber kit and the ride is really stiff because the ball joints hit the top of my fender in side then i cut holes then it still hits inside but still its really stiff. like bumps you cant see make my radio cut off.
     
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    You're not supposed to tighten the middle bolt. You're supposed to tighten the 5 bolts that hold the strut to the strut tower. What you did sounds like you spun the damper shaft which is connected to the middle bolt.
     
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    Vomit_Comit Well-Known Member

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    i tightend the bolt in the middel and the bolt wouldnt tighten it would spin the whole thing
     
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    Vomit_Comit Well-Known Member

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    yes that one im suppose to do the other ones? oh so i messed up/ ill try now. does it require me to jack up my car
     
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    i was talking about the middle one. you have to use pliers and hold the strut still while you tighten the bolt w/ a wrench.
     
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    No, you will need 12 and 14mm sockets. Tighten them until they are snug. Be careful to not snap the bolts off though
     
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    OP, be careful however. Not all nuts require the same force. Usually from my understanding using anything that can scratch or dent the shaft isn't a good idea. If you're gonna do it make sure you wrap the damper shaft in somewhat of a cloth or rubber then grip that with pliers or etc. I would say check/tighten the 5 nuts that hold that damper to the car(the 5 that form somewhat of a circle) and also check all the other suggestions mentioned in my previous post.

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    TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS
    Front:
    Top Rod Nut 29 Nm (22 ft. lbs.)
    Upper Mount Nuts:
    10 x 1.25 mm 50 Nm (37 ft. lbs.)(bigger nuts)
    8 x 1.25 mm 17 Nm (12 ft. lbs.)(smaller nuts)
    Rear:
    Top Rod Nut 29 Nm (22 ft. lbs.)
    Mounting Plate Nuts 50 Nm (37 ft. lbs.)
    Bottom Attaching Bolt 59 Nm (43 ft. lbs.)
    Bottom Attaching Nut 39 Nm (29 ft. lbs.)
     
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    stock struts
     

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