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Old 01-08-2005, 08:06 PM   #1
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Hi guys, i have a slight problem that is hard to explain. the threads that i searched through usually ended up being the CV joint. i am 99.99999% sure that is not my problem.

when i yank the wheel hard right, i get this slight grinding sound. it's faint but audible. if i yank the wheel left, i don't hear anythign at all. also, tight right turns don't produce the sound when going slow. i also cannot consistently reproduce the sound. randomly during sharp right turns i'll hear the sound like navigating through a parking lot with a lot of slow sharp turns. the only mods i have up front are the whiteline steering rack bushings and Espelir springs with KYB AGXs and noltec camber/caster plates.

any help/input will be greatly appreciated.

EDIT - i have the front camber set to -2.5. but it has been like that for the past few months. i hope it's not my wheel bearings since the car barely has 24K miles on it. i'm gonna go do some more testing and i'll update this thread.
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Old 01-08-2005, 08:38 PM   #2
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update - the sound is def. load dependant. meaning it does NOT come at tight right turns at constant speed. it only come when the weight transfers very quickly from the right to the left. even if i turn the wheel 45 degrees to the right, but VERY quickly, i'll hear the sound.

i can also feel the sound through the clutch pedal. but not through the brake or gas pedals. i checked to see if the 3 strut mount nuts were tightened properly. they were. the 19mm main strut nut up top is tightened properly too. i'll check for wheel bearing play tomorrow with the wheels off.

i have a hunch that whatever sound it is, it's coming from the left side. however, that may just be b/c i'm sitting on the left side of the car.
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tires hitting the body or something else? look for odd wear on your tires if you havent yet.
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tires hitting the body or something else? look for odd wear on your tires if you havent yet.
haha, it's going to be so difficult to check for odd tire wear since these RE-92s have been beaten to ****. they need to be replaced soon before i turn into a liability. many hard autoxs have taken their toll on them. i doubt the tires are hitting the body b/c the front isn't lowered but an inch. also the 280lb spring rate up front means very little body roll. stock diameter tires = plenty of clearance.

i'll double check though just incase.
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Tire hitting the strut....camber bolt loose....
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Tire hitting the strut....camber bolt loose....
Thank you sir, I will check for that tomorrow morning. my car is setup for max negative camber up front which means that even if the bolt is loose, it'll tend to settle into it's max negative position. which is why my steering has stayed straight and true. does my reasoning make sense?
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