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Old 01-23-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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banging noise in front end when turning if its cold outside

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this noise only happens when it is cold outside, as in less than 20 degrees.

noticed it first last winter when turning left, the noise went away when the weather warmed up, now again its back this year. sounds like a consistent/rhythmic banging noise, almost like a torn sway endlink rattling against itself. i changed the endlinks in the spring so i doubt they are busted again already. any ideas?
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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Could be a broken spring or something to do with the CV. I had a similar issue with my car last winter. Ever time I would turn left only, I was get a banging or a thud noise that kept repeating. Had a CV joint that had gone bad. I'd take it in though, things like that can escalate.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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When you are hearing the noise are you also feeling it through the steering wheel?
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:55 PM   #4
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sorry for the late response. i do not feel it in the wheel at all. i have suspected a cv joint, but i asked the local garage to throw it on a rack and run it and they did not see anything nor did any of the joints show issues. the issue is not associated to body roll either. seems to only be associated to the cold.
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I'm currently having a failing cv joint sound only when it's cold also. My boots are perfectly fine.
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thats the way im leaning, bc nothing else makes sense. the shop said it was on the lift and they ran the car and did not see wobble or anything, but as i said the axle seems to be the only thing that makes sense. i may disconnect the endlinks and start driving it just to eliminate any possible issues there, but the axle is where im thinking the issue is
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Problem is that the axles are $255 each SOB.
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Bleed check ebay I just did and you can get both fronts for $150. Damn dealerships charging $250 is nuts
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Bleed check ebay I just did and you can get both fronts for $150. Damn dealerships charging $250 is nuts
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #10
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update. i had the car driven with me standing outside by it as a turn was made at low speed. i could absolutely tell it is not an axle. it has to be a bushing or something that has come loose and is banging. my girl friends 02 ex civic has a torn front lca which i am replacing tomorrow for her. i crossed the autozone part numbers for the standard replacement bushings w her car and mine and found they were the same. energy suspension makes a replacement bushing kit for the lca bushings of her 02 civic, so i ordered a second set to use on the element. i will change them either tomorrow or monday. hoping one of the bushings is torn and allowing the lca to vibrate. i know the issue is in no way connected to the sway bar bc i took the end links off and drove the car to test it and the noise actually seemed to be more prominent which makes me believe more that it is a worn lca bushing and it make more noise with the sway disconnected bc it is not putting as much tension on it all.

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