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Old 05 Feb 2015, 02:49 pm
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Default Strange noise started today

When I coast, I get this scrubbing/thumping noise but when i break or speed up it stops, Has anyone ran into this before?

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Old 05 Feb 2015, 04:08 pm
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Just got back from the tire and break shop, they say its the passenger side outer tie rod is bad and needs replaced, I picked up one from AutoZone for $15

Guess I'm going to get more use out of that 18 MM socket I picked up for the break job last weekend.

Hopefully that cures the noise....
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Old 05 Feb 2015, 05:03 pm
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Even if it's not your noise, probably needs doing....
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Old 06 Feb 2015, 09:32 am
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Default Re: Strange noise started today

After you replace the tie rod check for anything else that might be loose as long as you have the PT Cruiser jacked up.
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Old 06 Feb 2015, 05:26 pm
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Its shot, it flops around like a analog atari joystick. I had to heat it up and use an official tie rod remover to get the darn thing off, now i will not for the life of me unscrew from the inner tie rod, i flipped it 180 and the threads are sitting in WD40 hopefully a good over night soak will free it up. Anyone got some tips now a sure-fast way of removing it?
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Old 07 Feb 2015, 05:40 pm
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Default Re: Strange noise started today

Replaced it finally today, with the use of propane, pipe-fitters wrench and a lot of cussing.

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Old 09 Feb 2015, 07:59 pm
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Replaced it finally today, with the use of propane, pipe-fitters wrench and a lot of cussing.
Personally, I think the cussing is what does it, but only on parts that are off the car. Cussing the whole car leads to bad results ;-).
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Old 10 Feb 2015, 10:32 pm
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Its official, If you hear that same sound in my video while driving, its the outer tie rod. The Cruiser, Now drives really smooth, so the popping and rough ride over tracks had a lot to do with that outer tie rod. I'm going to re-do the rear rotors and brakes then shocks and struts.
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Old 10 Feb 2015, 11:06 pm
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Its official, If you hear that same sound in my video while driving, its the outer tie rod. The Cruiser, Now drives really smooth, so the popping and rough ride over tracks had a lot to do with that outer tie rod. I'm going to re-do the rear rotors and brakes then shocks and struts.
Glad that was it.
Rotors and brakes are easy. (Altho I did have to "persuade" disks to separate from hub with a hammer)
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