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DaBigTickett Oct 5, 5:24am - #292031 

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Popping noise coming from springs?

This is a long read but please can you help out.



This problem isn't with my car but with my friends 2002 Honda Accord V6.
He has had the Eibach Pro-Kit Springs installed in his car for a year and a half now. In the beginning nothing was wrong everything seemed fine but after a few months this weird noise began coming from the springs. Here is what he has told me regarding the noises and problems;
it makes screaching/popping noises when you take turns, same noise comes when he and passengers get out of the car, also wen going over a speed bump or a dip in the road the noise comes, wen he gets off of his driveway or an incline the noise is louder. It's not because his springs are new theyve been on for a year and a half now, but he just cant figure out why its exactly being caused and how to stop it. Oh and if it helps he is riding on 18' RacingHarts and has never been in any kind of accident or curbed his rims/hit she side of a curb. He took his car to Diamond Bar Honda but they f**ked him over...so any help you guys can give will be greatly appreciated, thanks. wave thumbsup

He said this is also happening in his friends brand new TL, and he has the same drop and also Tokico Gas Shocks, still the noise is coming from the springs.
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cycocelica Oct 5, 5:42am - #292032 

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is it the springs? sounds more like shocks...but thats just my guess


oh yeah cant wait for all the morons to say "its because he drives a honda" rolleyes
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Virgilson Oct 5, 6:38am - #292033 

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yea i think its the shocks...
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slidr Oct 5, 4:04pm - #292034 

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Are the bolts that secure the strut assembly to the car secure? Did a nut fall off, or did one of the bolt threads snap off?

If one of them is loose, then the noise that you hear could be the sound of a loose thread rubbing against the frame in certain conditions.

Also, does he have a bump stop installed on the strut? Any visual (as if you could see without taking it off anyways) damage to the strut piston? Because it should be smooth as glass, and if it's damaged then that could be the problem also.

But first off, check to see that the bolts that secure the strut to the frame are secure and intact.


EDIT: If you don't know what I'm talking about when I mention the strut bolts, let me know.

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DaBigTickett Oct 5, 7:01pm - #292035 

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Yeah he thinks its the shocks.

Slidr real helpful info, and yeah I'm not too sure/familiar when it comes to the strut bolts. Can you tell me exactly what we should be looking for? Thanks alot.
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stefanoc Oct 5, 8:04pm - #292036 

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somethings probably loose. have him tie every bolt in the suspension. specifically check the screws that are under the Hood, on the left and right corners where the tires are under. there are few screws, thats where the strut brace goes. have him tie these screws too
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DaBigTickett Oct 5, 10:34pm - #292037 

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Arite thanks a lot fellas, I'm gonna meet up with him tomorrow and Sat so we have time. thumbsup
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silver Oct 6, 2:55am - #292038 
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The tires might be rubbing on the fender splash guards or the inner fender lip.
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slidr Oct 6, 3:56am - #292039 

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See the three bolts in this picture? This is the main way that the strut is secured to the car. It will be different on his car, but at least you know what to look for.


EDIT: Was looking for a similiar picture for the rear struts, but couldn't find one. I know there is one though.

Also, you might wanna jack up the car, and get underneath there to make sure no bolts are loose/missing, and make sure there is no visual damage.

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slidr Oct 6, 4:00am - #292040 

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Might also be the stabalizer bar link, but I don't think they make those type of noises when they are worn/broken.


Take a look at this tech drawing, and also snoop around in the install section for suspension installs. You will see more in depth pictures there.


His car will differ, but it's probably the same idea though.

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DaBigTickett Oct 6, 6:19am - #292041 

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Aright thanks a lot Slidr(mark right??). That was some real helpful info ill definitely look for all those things you told me tomorrow, probably print out wut you said for more help. thumbsup Glad you replied real quickly ill let you know what happens on sat. or w/e i go see his car. thumbsup
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