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Icon, bad sound.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Ryan07, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Apr 3, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    Ryan07

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    Got a problem with one of my Icon coilovers. I'm getting a metal on metal sound when going over bumps at low speeds. Took the truck in to get ckecked out and the guy said it was coming from inside the coil. I went home took the coilover that was making the sound out and checked the bearings, everything looked Good, so I put it back on and took the truck for a drive, the sound didn't go away. Next I took both coilovers off and put my old oem coils with spacer on the truck and took it for a drive, the sound was gone.
    I called Icon and they said to send them in, which is going to sick because I'm in New Brunswick Canada and they go to CA, but got to do what you got to do so they are going out tomorrow.

    Coils have been on the truck for 6 months, So any ideas what it could be or has anyone had this problem? Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2012 at 4:53 PM
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    I had the same exact problem with my Icons after only having them on the truck for 4 months... I took them in to my local fabrication shop and they recharged it with nitrogen. Seemed to quiet it down a little bit but i still didn't like it. Ended up ordering a rebuild kit for them and once taken apart the shop noticed that it had less oil in it than they were supposed to have... Replaced all seals, filled with oil and everything is working way better than before.....
    The weird thing was that it wasn't leaking any oil at all. I bought them new as well. Hope this helps
     
  3. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    Are they still under warranty
     
  4. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    Yes they are, should have sent them I'm months ago but thought it was a bad ball joint and was waiting to get to the shop.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    Thanks, this was a big help. This sounds exactly what is going on.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    Gotcha keep us updated to see what they say
     
  7. Apr 3, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    Will do, hope they find what the problem is. You know it's bad when you go from Icon's to spacer/oem coils and your like thank god the sound is gone,lol:D
     
  8. Apr 3, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    are you using the sway bar relocates?
     
  9. Apr 4, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    Yes and the sound started months after the install.
     
  10. Apr 4, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Good luck with that. I just put mine in. Keep us posted. Thanks for the info. This forum is the balls!
     
  11. Apr 5, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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  12. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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    This was the problem, Icon said the nitrogen leaked by a rolled O ring probably when they were made. All the seals were replaced/rebuilt, tests were done and everything is a green light, so they are on there way back to me. The guy who worked on them was very professional and answered all my questions, can't wait to get them back on the truck:D
     
  13. Apr 19, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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    Nice that sick
     
  14. May 23, 2012 at 5:18 PM
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    So I'm still getting the same sound from the Icons. I think i see now where the sound was coming from but not 100%, the coilover is hitting on the tight side of the LCA. Anyone have this problem?
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  15. May 23, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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  16. May 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    So its a metal on metal sound? I developed a squeak from that spot a few days ago took me a while to figure out where it was coming from exactly though...
     
  17. May 23, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    Yeah, when I took them off there was a wear spot on the side of the coilover, so I think I'll stick something between it and drive around.:D
     
  18. May 24, 2012 at 12:37 AM
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    Mine did/do that too off and on! On the FJ forum they figured it was the wiper seal. I guess they use a very aggressive seal and it dries out easily and makes the squeak with the slighest movement. I rubbed a little grease on the shaft where it meets the shock and drove around! It went away "mostly" but it's back.....!

    Race truck suspension makes race truck noises!
     
  19. May 24, 2012 at 7:14 AM
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    Oh ya, now that I look closer there should be a small gap there!
     
  20. May 24, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    Both spacers are in, anyone got a picture I can compare to?
     
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