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Old 11-20-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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click/clunk after 5100

when I go over a speed bump, or a similar bumo offroad, my front shocks are clicking/clunking, where should i start?
I just installed my 5100's fyi
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when I go over a speed bump, or a similar bumo offroad, my front shocks are clicking/clunking, where should i start?
I just installed my 5100's fyi
Did you put the top plate bolts back on?
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haha yes...
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:16 PM   #4
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:58 AM   #5
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Dont know maybe go back and check everything. I just did my 5100's a few weeks ago and have not heard any kind of clunk.
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what'd you set the 5100's at? did you put any aftermarket coils on them?
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:36 PM   #9
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5100's at 2.5 stock coils. i was in at the shop today and the guy showed me how much wheel play I have, so my tie rods are both worn.
I just replaced my steering rack bushings, could this have anything to do with anything?
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You can check your tie-rods...if it does have play. Put your jack under the control arm. Lift the tire off the floor, then grab the tire and wiggle it. Feel for play and determine where it's coming from. If you can, grab the tie rod with one hand and with the other hand wiggle the tire. This will help determine if it's inner or outer tierod. Squeeze the bellows boot and try to feel the ball and socket for play. You can also check you ball-joints; with the jack under the arm, use a prybar under the tire and lift up and check for movement on the ball joints. But the clunk only happened after you installed your 5100's??
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Maybe the spring seat is installed upside down? How much lift did you get?
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:09 PM   #13
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You can check your tie-rods...if it does have play. Put your jack under the control arm. Lift the tire off the floor, then grab the tire and wiggle it. Feel for play and determine where it's coming from. If you can, grab the tie rod with one hand and with the other hand wiggle the tire. This will help determine if it's inner or outer tierod. Squeeze the bellows boot and try to feel the ball and socket for play. You can also check you ball-joints; with the jack under the arm, use a prybar under the tire and lift up and check for movement on the ball joints. But the clunk only happened after you installed your 5100's??
ok I'll have a look today, thanks
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Maybe the spring seat is installed upside down? How much lift did you get?
about 2.5''...
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ok so i took my tire off to feel around and make sure everything was tight, and I found I could move this (outer tie rod end?) back and forth with my hand, and when i did that, I could hear metal hitting metal. is that normal? remember i had my steering rack off for the bushing install the day before 5100's.


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I don't think that's normal. I was just checking my tie rods for other reasons, and they are solid. No movement at all.
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fuck... could it be that i messed something up when i had my steering rack off and moving around?
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Something probably just needs to be tightened
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good, well hopefully someone can tell me what that would be?
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before i go put my wheel back on, anyone have some more input?

oh, and both sides I can move it with my hand...
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