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I think I have a Problem! HELP!

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by ETaco23, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mar 17, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Well I installed new coilovers and UCA's a couple weeks ago and I know I set my coilovers to the same hight as it was. It might be a little higher, maybe 1/8 or 1/4". But Im having this weird thud or popping in my front end and grinding. I can feel it in the floor board. maybe its my cv's? Can someone help! its just getting worse I think. Im ganna check all my nuts and botls to see if something is loose, but I really dont think so. Could my cv's be going bad? Or my angle be too extreme?:(
     
  2. Mar 17, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Did you torque the spindle nut to 100 ft-lbs.? What kind of UCA's, take a pic of the CV's, please.....
     
  3. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Yeah we did. I got TC UCA's. I'll go take a pic right now.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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  5. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    ETaco23

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    As you can see Im on a slope my tires are turned and its not even ground.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:18 PM
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    ETaco23

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    I also just lowered my front end a little.
     
  7. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Those angles look right on the boarder line....hmmm......
     
  8. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Well I know that the front is about were it was with the spacer lift. Its just about 1" lower then the rear. ofcourse not on the driver side bc of the lean. But what do you think chris? I was reading that cv's life span is 100-150K miles. Is that true?
     
  9. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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    chris4x4

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    On my first gen I beat it like it owed me money, and the CV's were fine even when I sold it with over 100K.


    Do this....Re check the bolts. Sway bar, spindle, UCA bolt.....just to rule those out. If you put a wrench on it, check it again.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    K, will do!
     
  11. Mar 17, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    Well everything looks ok. I double checked everything. And the only thing I can think of is the cv's.
     
  12. Mar 17, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    Thas what Im thinking......:(
     
  13. Mar 17, 2009 at 4:28 PM
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    I mean the guy that helped me put the parts on is a machanic. And Im sure he didnt mess anything up or forget something. Well this sucks! I guess if it gets worse im ganna have my local shop look at it.:(
     
  14. Mar 17, 2009 at 5:57 PM
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    Hey chris! could it also be the UCA's working in? Everytime they move or the bushings? Bc I know that Ive had this since the UCA's. It wasnt there, "I dont believe" when I put the C/O's on.
     
  15. Mar 17, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I have never heard of the TC UCA's makeing noise, IF installed propperly. Did you assemble them the right way???
     
  16. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    I know the UCA's are installed right, and that there not contacting the spring. I think ive heard about AutoZone's deal on there CV's. But here's a pic of my UCA's....
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  17. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    It's hard to tell from the pictures, but your inner CV boots look a liitle rough and greasy compared to the outer ones.
     
  18. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    Yeah I know. I have replacement boots. But decided to wait till the factory boot rip or go bad. dont want to have to pay 3-400 for a shop to a job that doesnt need to be done.
     
  19. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The bushing in the pic looks like its bulging a little much. You may need to remove the grease zerk and relive the pressure.
     
  20. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Yeah, grease was coming out of the zerks and I didnt grease them, so I dont know how much he put in. Should I give it a shot?
     
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