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Clunking noise when turning left

Discussion in 'Wheels / Tires / Brakes / Suspension' started by Civvy4Life, Mar 5, 2011.



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  1. Civvy4Life

    Civvy4Life New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Hey everybody,
    I own a 89 crx and I recently redid most of the front end of my car (everything except for springs and struts) and I've noticed this clunking noise when I turn left or hit a bump. The sound is not constant, it only happens intermittently. As I've replaced all the ball joints and both cv's, is it possible the springs/struts are causing this noise?
    Thanks
     
  2. jordan00711

    jordan00711 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Yes its possible
     
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    Kensai ♪♫♪♫♪~ Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    Since you've replaced the axles next place I would check is wheel bearings.

    You can check them by lifting up the front end and grabbing the wheel at 6 and 12 o'clock(or 3 and 9, just has to be opposite sides) and trying to wiggle it, there should be little to no movement.

    Also you should try lifting the front end and try to turn the wheel and spin it by hand to see if you can identify where exactly the the sound is coming from.

    Hopefully this helps!
     
  5. JohnS.

    JohnS. BANGARANG Staff Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    Also check the upper ball joint. If you don't tighten that crown nut enough, it can cause wiggling and a "clunking" noise.
     
  6. Civvy4Life

    Civvy4Life New Member 5+ Year Member

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    awesome, thanks for the help guys, i'll take a look at the wheel bearings and the upper ball joint
     
  7. 00_Civic_Si

    00_Civic_Si BrokenEM1 Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Also, try tightening all your lug nuts. This happened to me and I couldn't figure it out for like a week :lol:
     


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