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After Lowering #247610 Aug 12, 5:11pm Aug 12, 5:11pm
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After Lowering
I just wonder if everybody had the same problem like me after lowering their cars.. the thing is that after i lowered my car with some Sportlines 1.8" front and rear... i started hearing this strange noise.. sounded like the headers banging againts the header,exhaust shield.. did anybody else had the same problem or is just me????

Re: After Lowering [Re: MNP] #247611 Aug 12, 5:56pm Aug 12, 5:56pm
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Just you...

I just installed the same springs by myself today, and have not noticed that at all.

Did the person who installed your springs remember to put the stabilizer link back into the strut assembly?


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Re: After Lowering [Re: slidr] #247612 Aug 12, 5:59pm Aug 12, 5:59pm
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Look at your struts, and make sure that the stabilizer link is connected like it is in the picture. That could be what is rattling. Either that, or something may be dragging under your car.

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Re: After Lowering [Re: slidr] #247613 Aug 12, 6:15pm Aug 12, 6:15pm
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i installed the spring my self... the ratteling noise is defenetly from the header shield..
1. Ratteling noise.
2. Some kind of fumes coming from the header area?!
i'm lost completely!!!!

Re: After Lowering [Re: MNP] #247614 Aug 12, 6:19pm Aug 12, 6:19pm
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Um, does the noise happen when you engine brake, or only when you have the throttle pressed down?

Cause if that's what you are talking about, then there has been some issues with this. My car does this, especially when the AC is on, but it's not the compressor, and no one knows for sure what it is.

All I know is that it isn't the engine, so I don't care. grin


Also, if it's when you have the AC on, then your compressor could be shot.


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Re: After Lowering [Re: slidr] #247615 Aug 12, 6:38pm Aug 12, 6:38pm
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no i didn't turn the A/C on.. it happend whille i drive or when i'm parked with a running engine!

Re: After Lowering [Re: MNP] #247616 Aug 12, 7:32pm Aug 12, 7:32pm
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Fumes or smoke, or both?

Did you recently do any engine work, or any other type of work under the Hood like changing your oil?


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Re: After Lowering [Re: slidr] #247617 Aug 12, 8:38pm Aug 12, 8:38pm
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I have the sportlines and there was no noise like that in mine.


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Re: After Lowering [Re: blackcel] #247618 Aug 12, 9:31pm Aug 12, 9:31pm
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some weird shits

Re: After Lowering [Re: blackcel] #247619 Aug 12, 10:20pm Aug 12, 10:20pm
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Just thought of something...

Is there a possibility that a screw, or even a tool was left under the Hood and forgotten about?

I've done that once. It wasn't inside of the Hood, but rather on that black plastic vent right above it in front of the windshield.

Drove around for 3 days with a ratchet up there before my gf spotted it.

I told her that I knew that it was there, just so I wouldn't look dumb.
rofl


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