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Everytime I am going up a hill, turning, or going over bumps and I give it power the front right suspension rattles violently. I took the caps off the strut towers and looked down inside. The left side doesn't show the bearing down in the hole but the right side does. If this whats causing my rattling? Or is it just a loose bolt somewhere which will make me lose control? I am just real curious into what this is, mainly becuase my car is almost rattle-free(except for this little problem). Anyone?<img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Well, I'm not exactly sure about your car in particular... but, one of my friends had one of those problems... and it turned out to be a lose bolt, and as soon as it was tigtened the sound went away. That usually happens when you race a lot. Definately get it checked out, but I don't think its anything that should make you swirve out of control.

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Thanks! I kind of abuse my car, I admit(with the reverse 180s, the brakestands, the powerslides, etc.), but I will go over each bolt on my suspension.

Hey, maybe I'll make movies of me doing that stuff.....<img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Let us know how things went and what exactly the problem was!
 

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Well, I found and tightened the culprit bolt! Turns out it was the bolt holding the strut bar to the front crossmember. I had the car up on jackstands for three hours trying to figure this out. I hev took the rotor and hub off to get more space, but I never needed to do that stuff. Well, now its rattle-free!

Decrum, what do you think? Should I post movies and/or pics of me doing power-slides, brakestands, reverse 180s, etc.? I mean it would be funny to see a Hyundai doing all of this stuff<img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>! My next door neighbor goes <img src=icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle>, thats awesome! He can't even squeal em on his LeBaron(and that has the Mitsu V6!)<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_sleepy.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Congrats... aren't you happy it was just a simple bolt! Definetely post pics and movies doing all that crazy stuff; I would if I had a camera.
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Just a simple bolt, after about 10,000 miles of off-roading(an Excel responds well to the sand<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>). I try to be a rally driver going down the road. I did a killer tailslide today in the loose dirt......damn I almost hit a full 360*(I hit the slide at 50). My friend was cursing me out but five minutes later(and about 200 beats per minute slower in our heart rates) we were laughing about it. I almost got some guy with a CRX come along, but he backed out at the last minute. I DO see a lot of Subies(WRXs, 2.5 RSs) in the woods on the easy roads. I put on quite a show today for them. But when I get a video camera and the hardware, I'll post here.
 

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I had a problem with my excel with the back shock mounts. The ones at the bottum connecting the shock to the wheel arm. The holes on the wheel arm part were a slight oval shape so the shock would make noise if I hit a slight bump. I fixed it by sticking lead in the hole and sinched the shock tight. I haven't heard the noise since. But I know the lead will leak out.

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1991 Excel Evo II Rally Project
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Des Moines, WA
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Actually, the noise is back! Damnit!!<img src=icon_smile_angry.gif border=0 align=middle>

I went to the hmaservice.com and they said that it might be the bushing on the control arm.....hmmm, it did seem a little worn out when I jacked the car up. I guess I have to get a replacement bushing(for both front end shocks). I am considering polyurethane....damn rubber.<img src=icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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That sucks, that would have been my next guess... bushings man, they suck.
 

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Yeah, its the bushing all right. Its the main one on the control arm where it meets the frame and bolts up. I wish I could curse, but this is fine:

F*** bushings, especially s***ty rubber ones.<img src=icon_smile_evil.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

<img src=icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle> I will go away now.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

Sorry, I'm, just a bit crazy tonight.....some booze is in me..damn girlfriend trying to get me..oh, there's little kids on this board.
 
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