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fastceli2001
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fastceli2001 Oct 16, 10:58pm - #301447 

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clunk when i turn

i seems that when i turn some thing makes a clunk or clank sound and i cant figure out what it is. it happens almost everytime i make a turn or go over a bump. i have sways and shocks/springs and rims. i jacked the car up and looked to see if anything was loose but i didnt find anything. any suggestions?

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Blue_Bomber Oct 16, 11:00pm - #301448 
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Try tightening the nut on the top center of the front struts (under the rubber cap), then tighten the two large bolts and nuts on the bottom of the strut. Next, check your endlinks. Jack the car up and wiggle them. If there's free play in them or they make noise, then they're busted and you'll need new ones. BTW, what springs and sways do you have?
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Erick Oct 16, 11:44pm - #301449 

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maybe it's your APR strut Bar?

and seems to have Hotchkiss sport sway bars & goldline springs from his profile.. happywink

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QTRMLR_1 Oct 16, 11:49pm - #301450 

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when did you first notice the problem? can you digitally record the sound?

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Blue_Bomber Oct 17, 12:08am - #301451 
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Originally Posted by Erick
maybe it's your APR strut Bar?

Since he said it's clunking over bumps too, I doubt it's the strut bar. I have the same bar and its only symptom (if not corrected) is a knocking noise when you turn the wheel at low speeds. It's caused by the bar's endplates rubbing against the top of the struts, and can easily be solved by greasing the bottom center of the endplates and the tops of the struts.

Originally Posted by Erick
and seems to have Hotchkiss sport sway bars & goldline springs from his profile.. happywink

Ouch, Goldlines? eek Sounds like the problem is almost definitely the endlinks. Goldines lower the car a ton, and the stock endlinks can't handle lowering that much when Hotchkis sways are used. Lots of Tein coilover owners have the same problem, since Tein coilovers can go around as low as Goldlines. Their stock endlinks either break inside the joint or bend, because the endlinks are too long. This preloads the sways, and when you hit a big bump, extreme stress is put on the endlinks. Even Tein's own adjustable endlinks can't handle the stress of Hotchkis sways, so if the problem really is the endlinks, the only ones that will hold up to his combo are Hotchkis endlinks. They're not shown on Hotchkis' site, but can be ordered by phone.
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unsceenTRD Oct 17, 4:39am - #301452 
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^^^^ how about hypermotive endlinks?? http://www.hypermotive.net/
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Blue_Bomber Oct 17, 4:55am - #301453 
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I don't think Hypermotive would be strong enough, either. A few people with Tein coilovers and Hotchkis sways already tried them, but they still made clunking noises. Someone from New[/b]Celica[b].org just installed some Hotchkis endlinks on his Tein/Hypermotive setup, and said so far they haven't made any serious noises like stock, Tein, and Hypermotive usually do.
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kglee79 Oct 17, 5:02am - #301454 
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I have a clunking or to me it sounds more like a "thug thug thug" sound coming from the passenger rear of my Celica. I have TRD springs, struts, and shocks installed. The sound started happening after I got the TRD stuff installed, do you think it would be the endlinks or something else?
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unsceenTRD Oct 17, 5:02am - #301455 
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hpermotive arnt bad right cause i have with tanabe gf210 springs and they seem strong and fine confused
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Mp3Supply Oct 17, 5:42am - #301456 

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I just bought Hotchkis Endlinks to Replace My Shitty Teins. . .

Hotchkis Street - 83$ plus shipping
Hotchkis Comp - 170$ plus shipping. . .

and im still tryin to solve the sway bar rumble noise. . .

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Blue_Bomber Oct 17, 6:51am - #301457 
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Originally Posted by Mp3Supply
Hotchkis Street - 83$ plus shipping
Hotchkis Comp - 170$ plus shipping. . .
They have two different kinds of endlinks? If so, which ones did you get?
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fastceli2001 Oct 17, 12:17pm - #301458 

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Originally Posted by Mp3Supply
I just bought Hotchkis Endlinks to Replace My Shitty Teins. . .

Hotchkis Street - 83$ plus shipping
Hotchkis Comp - 170$ plus shipping. . .

and im still tryin to solve the sway bar rumble noise. . .
is that front and rear endlinks?

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sguerra923 Apr 7, 7:26am - #301459 
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What is the site to order the hotchkis endlinks?
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Chelica815 Apr 7, 5:43pm - #301460 
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I think I have the same kind of noise after installing a front strut bar. Took the bar off and the sound is still there. Keep in mind that I have stock suspension. I just think that we did not tighten the bolts enough. Did you use a torque wrench? I did not, that is why I gotta purchase one ASAP and see if that makes a diff. If not, I gotta check elsewhere.

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sguerra923 Apr 8, 12:42am - #301461 
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If you put grease in the area of the sway bars does that fix the problem? cause thats what i was told from other members of the boards...
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