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Old 10-16-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Makes that sound while turning the wheel, notice the twisting movements the strt rod/nut also moves up and down a bit.

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Old 10-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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maybe you have a loose bolt securing the strut. I believed there are two bolts securing the front strut to the car by the wheel well
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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maybe you have a loose bolt securing the strut. I believed there are two bolts securing the front strut to the car by the wheel well
Meaning the pinch bolt and the end link?
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:53 PM   #4
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Were you continually turning the steering wheel one direction while it was "Popping"? If so, It seems like the main shaft in the strut has come loose internally.
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Were you continually turning the steering wheel one direction while it was "Popping"? If so, It seems like the main shaft in the strut has come loose internally.
That was while turning back and forth.
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #6
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Strut top hats the bearings went bad and aren't allowing it to turn so the spring is binding. New top mounts or lithium grease sometimes does the trick.


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Old 10-16-2013, 09:31 PM   #7
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The bearings must be shot in the strut mount.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:42 PM   #8
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Yep, replace the mount along with the spring pads.
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The top hat less than 5,000 miles on it, its a Febi brand, thats prolly why.
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Maybe it was installed incorrectly. Don't dismiss that possibility.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:08 PM   #11
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Maybe it was installed incorrectly. Don't dismiss that possibility.
In what way, its over tightened onto the strut, or is there hardware that could be missing or in the wrong place(washers and such)?
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Either one is possible.


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Probably over tightened that's most likely you could try loosing the nut a little also.


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Old 10-17-2013, 03:12 AM   #14
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Mine was doing something similar because I did not properly torque the upper strut nut (used an impact wrench).

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=993857
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Mine was doing something similar because I did not properly torque the upper strut nut (used an impact wrench).

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=993857
Ok, thx a lot for that thread. Ill have to find those specialty sockets, I think thats exactly whats been done.
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