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Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:45 pm 
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gday all
was out cruising last night not being a hoon or a d**k head or anything,
but managed to make my front left tire hit a big old nasty box kerb, at about 20-25 kays.
the other side did not hit nothing
at first the car seemed fine,
further driveing revealed that when steadily turning left there is a deep, rhythmic clunking sound coming from the front end.
any suggestions on what could be broken?
i checked it all out last night and it seemed to be fine.
im putting it on jacks today to see if i can find the source.
any suggestions on what mite be wrong and how to check it
cheeres all
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Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:16 pm 
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rim could be bent and hitting on caliper.. i collected a pot hole side ways a while back n stockie rims bend relly easy i found out lol
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Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:21 pm 
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oh ok cheeres man,

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nope tried putting on my spare and also tried putting the rears on the frount
no dice
have just stripped apart the bearings and tightened the nuts
also i rekon im due in for some new tire rod ends
will see how it goes after the nuts tightened anyway

cheeres
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Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:34 pm 
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how tight did you do the bearings?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:43 pm 
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ermm i know there is a NM setting but i kinda played it by feel,
tight enough to stop the rocking, but not so tight that its overly restrictive.
my dad helped me and hes had something like 30 years in this sort of stuff so im gonna trust him on this one lol.
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Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:55 pm 
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TOOK IT FOR A TEST DRIVE AND ITS FIXED YAY!

ironicaly got brethalised a kay down the road ...must have seen me swerving side to side from the chooper lol

stearing feels more direct too, a must do in my opinion for any of the older cars,takes about 8 mins each side
well worth it even if you just tighten the nuts, its increadibly simple
cheeres all
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Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:02 am 
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that would be tie rod ends, and TYRE, STEERING, etc, so what was the problem? the rim buckled?
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Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:20 am 
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sorry my spelling is not too top notch, i spell things FONETICALY(my fingers are also fat lol)
ermm well the TIE ROD ENDS are rooted and the rim was a littled damaged but nothing huge
turns out the nut that holds the bearings in was lose
like when you jack the car up and grab the tire top to bottom and rock it
well i tightend the nut and the rock was gone ALONG WITH THE CLUNK
so im guessing lose wheel bearings, becuse tightening them fixed it lol
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Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:12 pm 
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dosent quiet sound right to me loose wheel bearing wiil cause indirect stering but dosent explane the thumping noise and all that id still be cecking ball joints and tie rod ends... when stasinary turn the wheel one way a little to take up tenson and turn the wheels slightly then turn the the other way slowly till it takes up tension n see if there is a slight thump or inconsistansy in the wheel feel...
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Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 3:34 pm 
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wow mate ,you where dead on.
got in the car (not running) did as you described, slite creak/thump going left from right, priced up some tie rod ends from repco, $20 each ill replace them and see how it goes. for that price cant go too wrong, every thing under there seems to be pretty much rooted.
cheeres mate
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Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:07 pm 
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yer there pretty easy to pop i done a few in my ea on rought gravel roads
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Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:15 pm 
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hmm okay ill go grab some today
get back to ya when there on
and hopefully avoid the nasty box kerbs in the process
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Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:16 pm 
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lol yer they dont like them much
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