Strut Rubbing - TOTALLY FIXED - *Fixed Pics 2/28/08* - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1987-1991 Parley with regards to your 1987 to 1991 Bonneville, Olds 88 or Buick Le Sabre Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-11-2006, 12:35 AM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wjcollier07 is on a distinguished road
Default Strut Rubbing - TOTALLY FIXED - *Fixed Pics 2/28/08*

Ok, now i know I have started other threads for this, so admins..let me explain...

the more specific one is locked, and the rest i cannot find...

BUT
i found the problem, or the noise causer...

ok the lower coil spring plate on the right wheel is literally sitting on the tire tread...the coil is resting on it completely, so when the car hits a bump, the tire goes UP and the coil plate well it presses harder....I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!! I am not good with suspension stuffs...

i just found this....tomorrow i will remove the wheel and further investigate, but for now i need some preliminary advice...!!! can i drive the car with it doing this? i mean i know it is not a good idea
wjcollier07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2006, 02:11 AM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Berkeley, IL
Posts: 1,596
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DarkShadow is on a distinguished road
Default

question......what size tires are you running?
DarkShadow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2006, 10:35 AM   #3
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wjcollier07 is on a distinguished road
Default

*-T-O-C-K

I be runnin on dem hot 15" alloy laces wit som 205/70/15s sittin all up in der... never changed the tire size...the other side has 2 inches of clearance...i am now afraid to take the tire off cause if it drops more, i will not be able to get the tire back on, i am gonna take it back to dah place where they rotated the tires and tell em it made that sound ever since i left therr...we will see, but that is later today, let me know if they got any suggestions!
wjcollier07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2006, 11:47 AM   #4
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wjcollier07 is on a distinguished road
Default

Here is the LEFT wheel well, this is NORMAL:

Name:  rustandstruts019.jpg
Views: 4
Size:  58.2 KB
Name:  rustandstruts020.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  43.4 KB
Name:  rustandstruts016.jpg
Views: 4
Size:  73.8 KB

NOW, here is the RIGHT wheel well, obviously, this is NOT normal, and is what is making that awful noise when driving:

Name:  rustandstruts004.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  66.2 KB
Name:  rustandstruts005.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  54.9 KB
Name:  rustandstruts006.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  65.9 KB
Name:  rustandstruts007.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  59.7 KB
Name:  rustandstruts008.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  88.5 KB
Name:  rustandstruts009.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  87.4 KB
wjcollier07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2006, 11:55 AM   #5
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

That spring seat has weakened seriously... Do not drive this car untill you replace the front struts... Keep in mind that the front struts for the 90 changed... So make sure you get them for an 89

__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2006, 11:55 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

OMG... that is not good.. but i dont know what to tell ya
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2006, 11:58 AM   #7
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Andrew97Cobra is on a distinguished road
Default

Looks like it'* time to replace those front struts.
Andrew97Cobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2006, 11:58 AM   #8
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

Just a note...

I for the longest couldn't figgure out why they chengaed the design of the spring seat for the newer H bodies... This is the perfect example of why..

__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2006, 12:13 PM   #9
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wjcollier07 is on a distinguished road
Default

well that is basically the strut and the strut assembly...strut= not that expensive...strut assembly=$218...aww hell no...
wjcollier07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2006, 12:15 PM   #10
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
banned3800 is on a distinguished road
Default

You don't have to replace the entire assembly... The struts for your car should run $55-$60 each

__________________
Best Car Insurance | Auto Protection Today | FREE Trade-In Quote
banned3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Update (with picture) Belt rubbing McGrath 1992-1999 10 03-03-2006 06:17 PM
Low pitched squeak/rubbing sound from RR strut commo 1992-1999 6 05-23-2005 07:51 PM
Rubbing noise at 45+ Rogue General GM Chat 9 02-16-2004 11:04 PM
Rubbing compound? J Wikoff General GM Chat 7 10-25-2003 02:15 PM
Rear Rubbing Kinglizard 1992-1999 4 12-31-1969 08:00 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:16 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.