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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-10-2001, 09:26 PM
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Front end problems

I have 2 problems - 1 is that when turning (mainly to the right) and going over bumps at the same time, there are bangs in the front end. Also on my drivers side CV joint boots - both of the boots can slide back and forth because they lost the ring that holds the 2 apart and on the shaft. Is this a problem? Any help on the noises, especially (driving me crazy), would be greatly apreciated

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-11-2001, 11:51 AM
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Re: Front end problems

Throw a zip tie around the shaft end.. Beware the grease has probably already been contaminated.. They will ware out in the near future.. Check the torsion bar adjustment end mounting location to see if the mount has broken from the frame.. Thats the bang you hear, very common..


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Re: Front end problems

T-bar mounts are the most common noise. But if they check out, check the idler arm. If the bushing is worn out it can cause a noise when turning. Mine made more of a creaking/thunk noise though.

I zip tie is a temp. solution to the CV problem. You really should clean the old grease out and put new boots on (changing CV's is not a jolly fun job). Everyone hates them, but I am lazy so I use split boots. Not the ones from Advanced Auto, those are total sh!t. NAPA has some decent ones. I replaced one side with a regular boot and the other with a split. Guess which lasted longer? The split boot is still running strong.

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