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suspension problems?

Im good with engines, along with some body work. But suspension im a little more retarted about. i know how it works and what everything is called. but when a suspension part goes bad it usually makes a sound. And right now mine is. Its a metal against metal sound when i go over even the tiniest bump and if you kick the wheel/tire you can hear it too. its the front drivers side. its got to be something to do with the control arms or the hub or something else because im pretty sure it caused the wheel to wobble and loosen up. because the lug nuts came off and the wheel went flying off with them. yes they were plenty tight enough. so either this was a freak accident or the sound coming from my suspension caused it. any ideas?
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Re: suspension problems?

anyone know what is a common part to go? any ideas?
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and the ecu will be like.... "NOPE!! no veetak for jew!! jew can't handle da more agressive cam lobes!!! omgzorz"
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Re: suspension problems?

is it a clunk?
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Re: suspension problems?

yea its sounds like metal cluncking together. the integrity of the steering seems to have diminished also, for example it kind of feels loose or delicate when i turn left
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Re: suspension problems?

Sounds like it might be a CV joint.
Check to see if there is any damage to the boot.
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Re: suspension problems?

a clunking while going over bumps is very commonly loose swaybar endlinks. go check them.




so wait, what came first?
the clunking?
or the wheel and lugs coming off?
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Re: suspension problems?

Your best bet would be to take it to a shop man. It could be a combo of things like tie rod end, ball joints, wheel bearing, and sway bar end links. The best way you can check it out by your self is to jack the car up, put your hands at 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock pulling in and out(watch the upper ball joint wile doing this if no movement have some one check that out, if its the same but it wheel moves it the wheel bearing). If that doesn't show any kind of movement try 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock(this can and only will be a tie rod end and it can be the inner or outer). If that doesn't show any kind of movement then I don't know what to tell you bro.
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Re: suspension problems?

oh yea, since you said your good with engine work i'm assuming you have a torque wrench?
if so, print out the page of the online manual that has the torque specs of the front suspension, and go over all of the nuts/bolts that it illustrates. BJ's, shock fork, UCA, LCA, tie rod ends, yadda yadda yadda.
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Re: suspension problems?

alright thanks for the advice guys. i will try everything you suggested. if i cant find out ill take it to a shop.

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oh yea, since you said your good with engine work i'm assuming you have a torque wrench?
if so, print out the page of the online manual that has the torque specs of the front suspension, and go over all of the nuts/bolts that it illustrates. BJ's, shock fork, UCA, LCA, tie rod ends, yadda yadda yadda.
yea nick i have one, ill go over all of those. and both the noise and the wheel flying off happened at the same time. btw that **** is scary watching your wheel roll along side of you as you try to get your car to the road haha
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