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Old 30 Mar 2013, 09:14 pm
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Hey guys been browsing on here since June last year. I always read but never post. Mostly because I find every thing that I'm looking for. So far what Ive done to the car Timing belt replacement, Right lower control arm, right and left sway bar end links.



The problem
While going down the road from 0-45 mph the car makes no noise. From 55-65 mph there is a heavy repeating vibration/clunking noise. It happens worse up hills. It normally happens while driving strait and not while turning.

What I dont think it is:
* I could be wrong but this is why I dont think these parts are the problem.

Wheel bearing- because its not a roaring noise

CV axle- I feel it like the problem would happen all the time.

Bad Wheel- Ive rotated the tires and the vibration didn't move to the rear

What I think it is:
Tie rod end- There is a little play left and right on the wheel right wheel when pressure is applied. So I went ahead and bought two new ones and will be putting them on in prob 2 weeks.

Lower control arm bushings and or ball joint- So after I replaced it the first time the noise dampened almost completely but still could notice it some times. Well the noise is back. I did have to take off the tie rod during the removal dont know if that had something to do with the temporarily sound dampening. Im gonna go ahead get warranted one from autozone its only been about 6 months since I put it on. I'm also going to reinforce the bushings this time with window weld.

Im hoping its just the tie rods but its been bothering me for a while so I figured I would finally post about it and get some feed back from you guys. I dont know if this is a common problem or if any one else has had the same problem.
Thanks guys,
Marshall
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Old 31 Mar 2013, 12:16 am
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I'll guess inner CV joint.
I'm always wrong, tho.
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Old 31 Mar 2013, 03:36 pm
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I'll guess inner CV joint.
I'm always wrong, tho.
yeah it could be but I feel like it wouldn't have gone quite after I changed the lower control arm. Im just upset because it almost went away 6 months ago and now is back and worse than before.
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Old 31 Mar 2013, 08:20 pm
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Had an ancient Omni, one tripod wore a hole in the tulip.
It took me FOREVER to figure out what it was. I was running lower radiator support into stumps because I though it was bent and making powertain (axles) go out of alignment.


I finally brazed the wear hole ... It worked the life of the car.
I may have 'adjusted' powertrain so tripod was touching a different area, tooo
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Old 31 Mar 2013, 08:49 pm
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Had an ancient Omni, one tripod wore a hole in the tulip.
It took me FOREVER to figure out what it was. I was running lower radiator support into stumps because I though it was bent and making powertain (axles) go out of alignment.


I finally brazed the wear hole ... It worked the life of the car.
I may have 'adjusted' powertrain so tripod was touching a different area, tooo
So far it sounds like every one sending me to cv axle. might as well spend the extra 80 bucks and get one before I align the car back. Maybe when I dropped the lower ball joint it moved the cv axle enough to move one of the joints. enough to muffle the vibrations for awhile and maybe back to its resting spot. when I take out the cv ill cut open the boot and inspect it. Ill also do the ball joint check again and see if there any play.

heres my fun next steps
lower control arm round 2 (warranty time)
both outer tie rods
2 camber bolts
4 tires
and a cv axle

sounds like a fun weekend
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Old 12 Apr 2013, 07:38 pm
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update

after buying a cv axle just in case I need it I decided to reinspect every thing. I first jacked up the car and tested once again for ball joint and tie rod failure. the ball joint up and down passed the test. The did left to right to find about an inch of play. after taking off the wheel I immediately looked at the tie rod end and found out it was bad. Real bad. when I grabbed it, it actually moved up and down. I freaked out for a sec and made sure I had tightened it after installing the new control arm. The bolt was tight and I patted my self on the back lol. It ended up being an internal failure of the tie rod end. So I replaced both sides took it to get aligned and called it a day. no more noise and the return of the cv axle paid for the parts and the alignment Sadly UptownSport you were wrong again :P
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Old 12 Apr 2013, 09:21 pm
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on your problems!!!! Scary!
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