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Old 30 Sep 2013, 01:29 pm
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Default Rubbing/popping sounds after replacing front struts, HELP!!

Hey guys, I know it's hard to troubleshoot like this, but here goes: I got new struts installed yesterday. I took it for a short (2 mile) trip and things seemed alright. But I took it out today and to my dismay there's a rubbing, thud thud thud sound; I took a sharp curve in the road at abt 35 mph and it became a loud popping sound! I pulled over to check my tires and they are ok, has any cruisers experienced this?
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Old 30 Sep 2013, 02:17 pm
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Did you replace just the strut cartridges or the complete "quick strut" assembly?
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What size tire/rim combo are you running?
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Old 30 Sep 2013, 05:08 pm
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either jack it up and look so you can go back and make them fix it or just take it back and make them look at it. sounds like someone forgot to tighten something
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Old 30 Sep 2013, 07:28 pm
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Wasn't there an issue with 'clocking' upper spring seat correctly?
There was a post where springs were rubbing, but don't recall with absolute certainty if that was it or not.
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Exactly why I asked if just the strut cartridges only were replaced.
Re-assembly may not have been done correctly...springs out of position or not seated correctly; upper bearing plate worn or damaged.
Strut replacement also requires a wheel alignment.
Easier IMO to just buy the Quick Strut assemblies. Granted, cost a little more and the coil springs are OEM height and rating.
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Old 30 Sep 2013, 10:34 pm
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Hey cruisers, thanks for the responses..
it turns out my lugs were loose. really loose. the sound got so bad i pulled off the road and was lucky enough to find myself at a Mr. Muffler, where they took a look and were able to take all the front lugs off with their fingers! The guy that did the struts swears he tightened them, and says that they can back themselves out after 25 or so miles... but I only went 5.
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Old 30 Sep 2013, 10:41 pm
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Your mechanic is feeding you a bunch of horse turds. (Keeping it clean just for you Busa lol) Your lucky you didn't kill yourself or someone else. They do not back off, they should have been torked. He just forgot, plain and simple.
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Exactly why I asked if just the strut cartridges only were replaced.
Re-assembly may not have been done correctly...springs out of position or not seated correctly; upper bearing plate worn or damaged.
Strut replacement also requires a wheel alignment.
Easier IMO to just buy the Quick Strut assemblies. Granted, cost a little more and the coil springs are OEM height and rating.
Yes Bill's, I had him use quick struts. When it was in the air at Mr. Muffler, I was also told I need Watts links, front sway bar pins, outer tie rod ends, and front lower control arms. I'm no mechanic, does this all make sense to you guys?
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