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23dilbert 12-04-2012 09:21 AM

Rokkor suspension
 
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Hi all,

I put in my rokkor suspension this weekend and now when i turn my wheel i can hear a knocking noise from the 2 front suspension. Has anyone had this problem? if so how did you fix it? i have my helpers out.

murac14 12-04-2012 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by 23dilbert (Post 14949766)
Hi all,

I put in my rokkor suspension this weekend and now when i turn my wheel i can hear a knocking noise from the 2 front suspension. Has anyone had this problem? if so how did you fix it? i have my helpers out.

If your all the way down with out the helpers try lifting it up tires might hit some of the fender when you turn

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23dilbert 12-04-2012 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by murac14 (Post 14949920)
If your all the way down with out the helpers try lifting it up tires might hit some of the fender when you turn

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My tires are not hitting the fender. It almost sounds like the spring itself.

LeMansteve 12-04-2012 05:13 PM

First, I would suggest removing your $400 Rokkor suspension and throw it away. Your car will be much better off. If that's not an option, check to see if the sway bar endlinks are tightened to spec.

murac14 12-04-2012 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by 23dilbert (Post 14949937)
My tires are not hitting the fender. It almost sounds like the spring itself.

Check endlink Idk to be honest what else it might be but lift the car up in the front and recheck everything

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jerseyzillest 12-04-2012 07:08 PM

Your wheel is hitting your strut, you need spacers. :)
I'm 100% sure that's what it is.

murac14 12-04-2012 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by jerseyzillest (Post 14951521)
Your wheel is hitting your strut, you need spacers. :)
I'm 100% sure that's what it is.

Yeah most likely

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subieworx 12-05-2012 08:17 AM

The wheel would hit the strut at all angles of turning then which would still not create a knocking noise.

Is it a repeated knocking noise that happens as you turn the wheel? Does it sound anything like a "boing" sound?

jerseyzillest 12-05-2012 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by subieworx (Post 14952881)
The wheel would hit the strut at all angles of turning then which would still not create a knocking noise.

Is it a repeated knocking noise that happens as you turn the wheel? Does it sound anything like a "boing" sound?

Mine did that, only when I turned is when it made a noise. It sounds like grinding.

euG! 12-05-2012 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by jerseyzillest (Post 14951521)
Your wheel is hitting your strut, you need spacers. :)
I'm 100% sure that's what it is.

:facepalm: unless your struts are flopping around under there your wheels will never touch your strut just when turning. If they touch, they would have always been touching. Try turning your wheel and going in circles. If your wheels are truly touching your struts you will see and/or smell smoke.

lucky_doggg7 12-05-2012 09:59 AM

Let's run through this with some methodical thought here. A few questions first: 1) The spring perch atop the coilover, what style was it? Meaning did it have a detent for the coil spring forthe end of the coil spring to seat in, or is it flat. 2) The top perch, does it spin, or is it solidly affixed? 3) The strut bearing, what condition was it in? If the strut bearings were re-installed, how many miles were on those bearings. Did you install new one's? You see, all these things matter because it affects the answer. Without knowing these things, it is difficult to diagnose your problem. My shot in the dark is this: the strut bearing is not functioning as it should, meaning allowing rotation; this causes the spring perch to rotate in the assmebly; it's my guess there is a detent for the spring perch and since the perch is rotating around, it makes the spring pop out of the detent and when it falls back into the detent, the spring does what a spring does, it'll unload energy and wire end of the coil spring falls into the detent making a knocking noise.

23dilbert 01-04-2013 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by subieworx (Post 14952881)
The wheel would hit the strut at all angles of turning then which would still not create a knocking noise.

Is it a repeated knocking noise that happens as you turn the wheel? Does it sound anything like a "boing" sound?


Sorry for the late reply. Yes it's a repeating noise and it sounds like a boing.

jerseyzillest 01-04-2013 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by 23dilbert (Post 15031907)
Sorry for the late reply. Yes it's a repeating noise and it sounds like a boing.

it's your wheels hitting your strut, i had the exact same problem. take off your front wheels your strut will be all scratched up just like your wheels lip. Just buy 10mm spacers and you'll be fine.

23dilbert 01-07-2013 02:01 PM

I made a video of the noise i'm hearing, it's not this best video but you can hear the knocking and there's also a squeaking noise also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA5QtDin48g

jerseyzillest 01-10-2013 09:46 AM

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Originally Posted by 23dilbert (Post 15038255)
I made a video of the noise i'm hearing, it's not this best video but you can hear the knocking and there's also a squeaking noise also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA5QtDin48g

take off your front wheels when you get the chance and post a picture of the strut and of the inner wheels.

ZeeZoo 01-10-2013 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by jerseyzillest (Post 15047771)
take off your front wheels when you get the chance and post a picture of the strut and of the inner wheels.

Sorry to thread jack but jerseyzillest can you empty your inbox lol. Send me a PM.

Jesse M 01-10-2013 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by 23dilbert (Post 15038255)
I made a video of the noise i'm hearing, it's not this best video but you can hear the knocking and there's also a squeaking noise also.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA5QtDin48g

It sounds like the spring is binding. I would take them apart and reassemble them to be 100% sure the spring was seated correctly upon installation.

23dilbert 01-14-2013 10:26 AM

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Here are the pictures I couldn't get a good picture of the strut but I didn't see any marks on the strut itself. I took pictures of some marks I seen inside of the rim so i'm pretty sure it's not my rim hitting my strut.

M325er22 01-14-2013 10:33 AM

Did you reuse the washer between the strut bearing and tge strut?

I had a similar problem like yours.

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23dilbert 01-14-2013 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by M325er22 (Post 15059205)
Did you reuse the washer between the strut bearing and tge strut?

I had a similar problem like yours.

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I reused everything from the top hats.


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