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Chelica815 Apr 6, 8:32am - #436177 
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Strut Bar Bolts

Been thinking about this. Those 3 bolts on each side of the engine bay that connects to the suspensions where you usually mount the front strut bar. How tight do you tighten those bolts? Ever since I installed my Front Strut bar, I get a bit of a rattling when I am on low RPM (Even when I am on neutral fixing my parking at 2mph). It seems to be coming from the engine bay. Kinda sounds like metal hitting metal. Any ideas? Could it be that those 6 bolts are not tighten down enough? I am just afraid to overtighten them.

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808carbon Apr 6, 10:52am - #436178 

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Those three bolts must be torqued to 39 Nm, equivalent to 29 ft-lbs.

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tastingcolors Apr 6, 10:53am - #436179 
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is it possible your bar is vibrating a little and slightly hitting the bottom of your Hood?? you can check the Hood to see if there is any wear.
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hombredelassrtas Apr 6, 12:56pm - #436180 

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there is also a point wher ht ecar and body get very close. righ tint he mittle of the bar adn the back part of the engine bay. i bent the body part down a bit so it woudl not rub

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NeXuS Apr 6, 4:24pm - #436181 

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it's not difficult to uninstall, why don't you try that? smile
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Chelica815 Apr 6, 5:49pm - #436182 
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The bar is uninstalled, still making the noise. What is a good torque wrench? I gotta invest in one.

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maingear Apr 9, 5:12am - #436183 

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one that is calibrated. Get a MAC! Snap-On is too much for the same price!
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Zero Apr 9, 5:21am - #436184 

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MAC, hard-on...i mean snap-on, craftsman. go to sears, they carry a bunch of goodies.

i for one, am not experiencing a problems with mine. confused smile

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Chelica815 Apr 9, 7:13am - #436185 
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I just retighten it, I am hoping that was the problem.

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