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#1 92_rugby_subie

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:25 AM

Neds having more issues (windows are finally up for the winter though :D)

 

When accelerating (NOTE: not when just rolling forward with no throttle) my front right wheel is making a rhythmic thud/light clunk sound... Ive heard wheel bearings (at least that's what I get when I search the symptoms) but I just did wheel bearings, axles, tie rod ends and brakes... I spent 600 on new tires to get the vibrations to go away but they told me my entire front rack was destroyed and quoted me almost $900 to fix, I know I can do it cheaper than that... but Ive also figured my front rack was destroyed since I was leaking PS fluid under the car... but the thud/clunk never happened so it leads me to believe that its axle related... however both boots are intact and not leaking, roll pin is there on the transmission side and the castle nut and everything is there on the wheel side... (should be tight too since I put significant force on putting it back on)

 

When in reverse, even just rolling backwards without the accelerator pushed, it clunks as well, obviously a slower clunk than when accelerating forward... I figure that's notable as well.

 

Im kind-of stumped here... I shouldn't have to replace parts I just replaced 2,000 ago, even with the WCSS mud-pit fun that I had (as the offroaders I doubt go through parts THIS quickly.


Edited by 92_rugby_subie, 26 September 2013 - 08:27 AM.


#2 86BRATMAN

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:29 AM

Axle failure.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:36 AM

+1 axle needs checked.  a free test if you're unsure is to swap axles side to side and see if the clunk moves with the axle.

 

if power steering is leaking that bad might try some power steering stop leak.  i generally don't like that stuff but if it's a rack that's leaking and going to get swapped anyway it's worth a shot.



#4 ivans imports

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 09:22 AM

strut brace from firewall to trans is loose on bolts trany jumping up



#5 92_rugby_subie

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:33 PM

Thanks for the quick reply everyone.

I can move the axle side to side from under the hood... Not anymore than the left side moves... Things look tight but I'll have to jack it up and check them to be sure...

Seems to relax me a bit hearing that it's axle related... I was thinking stripped hub

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:40 PM

He means try throwing the pass. Side axle over on the drivers side and put the drivers side axle on the passenger side. Then drive and see if the noise has switched sides. That way you'll know if it's the axle or not.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:43 PM

Retorque the axle nut, after checking that the dished washer is installed correctly.   Easy, free and might cure the problem.



#8 92_rugby_subie

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 01:52 PM

I'll check the axle nut. I don't have much space to swap axles around... But if I have to I can make it work...

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 02:24 PM

Jack up the front on both sides, and let the front wheels spin. See if you have the same sound. Do some tight turns and see if you have the same sounds. If the sounds stays the same in tight turns, then it is probably the bearings. If the sound changes when you take load off of the wheels, then it is probably the bearings.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 05:14 PM

Im kind-of stumped here... I shouldn't have to replace parts I just replaced 2,000 ago, even with the WCSS mud-pit fun that I had (as the offroaders I doubt go through parts THIS quickly.

 

I would agree axle to be #1 suspect.

 

But believe me, I've had to change wheel bearings 2-3 times a year in my wheeler.....depending on how much mud, water, and sand I drive in.  Balljoints can also be trashed from just one solid hit.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:11 PM

Check your lug nuts..sounds dumb but it does happen.  Everything else has been covered.



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:02 PM

I just tightened the lugs a bit... I swear if that is it Im gonna be mad... tires just went on 73.8 miles ago according to the odometer... Ive heard of driving 500 miles and checking them... but 73?

 

Will report findings when I go re-fuel...



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Posted 26 September 2013 - 07:33 PM

I've always been told to recheck the lugs after 100 miles on aluminum wheels, hopefully it was something that simple.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:03 PM

Lugnuts are now tight... didn't change anything :(



#15 Turbone

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:51 PM

Revenge of the mudpit  :lol:



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:04 AM

...should be tight too since I put significant force on putting it back on

 

did you use a torque wrench ?



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:20 AM

No... Just went until I couldn't go anymore unless I were to stand on it... Which would be 220lbs haha




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