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08 honda civic si front end noise

Discussion in 'Civic - EP, FA, FG' started by 91_stylin_civic, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. 91_stylin_civic

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    Not too sure if this is in the right spot. I have an 08 civic si coupe. I have a noise in the front end when turning the wheel at a stop or very low speeds. The noise sounds like the inner tie rods popping. Seems to happen more when its cold out. I have checked the front end every oil change and nothing seems loose. I called honda to see if there were any tsb or messeges for this concern( other then loosing the steering rack bushings and retorque which I tried). They told me no. The only thing I havent checked was the sway bar end links. I want to get the car on a drive on lift with someone inside to the rock the wheel. I havent had a chance to do this yet and the noise is driving me crazy. I just wanted to see if someone else has had this issue and could help me out. The car has 50,xxx miles on it.
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    Bushings, Controls arms, Wheel bearings, Sway bar, Ball joints, Strut plates. These are the things that usually cause turning noises. Eleminate one at a time as possible and you should be able to figure it out.

    Did you recently hit something? Pot hole you didnt see, or curbed the car. Any type of info like that helps too. No ones here to judge, but knowing this stuff helps narrow it down.
     
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    well first is the car still stock ?
     
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    I havent hit anything with the car or ran anything over. I shake the car down every 4000 miles and cant seem to find anything loose. So I was leaning towards the sway bar links. Im going to try and get it on the alignment rack at work. I hope with someone in the car rocking the wheel I will be able to find the source of the noise.
     
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    Sorry the car is still stock. I have no pulling issues or uneven tire wear.
     
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    take it to the dealer its still under warranty right
     
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    One of the esiest ways to pinpoint swaybar links. Spray them with some WD-40 and go for a drive. Do all the things that cause noise. If it goes away.... Bingo. Found it. If not, then on to the next thing.
     
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    No it only has powertrain warrenty. I have 50,000 on the car
     
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    The sway bar links are ball joint style so lubing them I dont think will help at all
     
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    if it dose it at a stop have someone turn the wheel while your out on the ground hearing for it
     
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    You can hear it but without it being in the air its hard to pin point the noise. I was hoping someone has had a similar issue. Once I get it figured out I will post on what the repair was.
    Thanks for the help guys
     
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    disconnect the sway bar links and take it for a ride
     
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    noise was coming from the steering rack. the hold down bolts for the rack are not torqued properly. honda has a message for this concern.
     
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