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Old 11-05-2004, 09:13 PM   #1
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okay something is really driving me crazy. A loud thumping noise everytime i turn. it does it like three or four times only when i am going slow. If i turn hard left or right and then drive, which ever way i turned last it pulls that way. Help! I thought it was the sway bar link but i changed that today, and its still doing it.
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Sounds like a potential CV Joint to me....
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i dunno...a bad cv join usually is quite noticeable when turning one direction and not the other.
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regarding that thumping that u have, i had a 92 ssei that did the same thing and what i found it to be was the strut tower bearings. have someone turn the wheels and listen at the strut towers with the hood open and i bet thats your problem.
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how much did the bearings run? Is it a easy fix? Or would i hve to take it somewhere?
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does anyone know if this is an easy fix?? I bought the part already, should i do it or wait for a professional???
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you can do it ur slef with just a spring compresser you remove the strut assembly and comprees the spring swap the mount and your good to go i might take some time but i think its ez
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I have to do the same thing on my car as well as replace a few other things on the suspension.
What all do you need to do to remove the struts? Do you put the spring compresor on the spring then unbolt the strut assembley? How do you decompress the without it popping and killing yourself?
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I have to do the same thing on my car as well as replace a few other things on the suspension.
What all do you need to do to remove the struts? Do you put the spring compresor on the spring then unbolt the strut assembley? How do you decompress the without it popping and killing yourself?
There are only 5 bolts/nuts that need to be removed for each strut. With that being said, it took me two days to to both sides in my car. The strut-to-knuckle bolts are the biggest pain. See here for some tools you will probably need. The spring compressors are used when the struts are removed from the vehicle. The springs are compressed prior to removing the top nut (so you don't kill yourself) and to reinstall onto the new struts.
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If you don't use the spring compressors you can launch your rachet/socket/arm like 50ft. Spring compressors are very important
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