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Old 01-13-2016, 02:38 PM   #21
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So finally I have finished my DIY project. I somehow have resolved the mysterious ticking noise by tighening the upper strut hat making sure all bolts and connections were tight as well as studs, as well as bending the rotor dust covers as far as I could without damaging them to wear it looked normal. But hey for 17 years old what can you expect?
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:15 PM   #22
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I have the same FK's on mine and I'm having the exact same problem. However, this problem just started and the coilovers have been on for about 8 months now. I thought it might have been a control arm bushing.
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:51 PM   #23
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I have the same FK's on mine and I'm having the exact same problem. However, this problem just started and the coilovers have been on for about 8 months now. I thought it might have been a control arm bushing.
Could be the whole 9 yards... I had the ticking and this is what I did :

-Rebent rotor shields, even if they weren't touching
-tightened upper strut mounts (front) by using a vice grip with cloth around the strut to protect it from scratching, then proceeding to use an impact wrench on them
-checked end links
-Checked assembly of coils,
-added 12.5mm hub centric spacers by ECS tuning
-realized the right front passenger side assembly's locking ring wasn't locked into place.

After all that was said and done, the clicking stopped (knock on wood).
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