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Old 09-17-2021, 02:21 AM   #1
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Clunking/Pinging Noise coming from Front Left

So recently I have been hearing a clunk/pinging noise coming form the front left of the car. It happens predominately when turning left and going over bumps/uneven roads, but will also happen sometimes when going straight over bumps.

Ive checked the nuts and bolts and everything seems tight.

It drives perfectly fine just as it did before. Theres just that noise.

Ive narrowed it down to where I believe it is the strut or somewhere along that area. But I'm still not 100% sure what the issue is or how to fix it.

As a last resort/effort, I sprayed some silicone lubricant on the strut/coils and it definitely made it better. The noise wasn't as loud, still audible, but not as loud. It also required more effort on my part to recreate the noise with my weight.

Heres a link to a video I recorded of the noise with my phone laying down while I moved the car up and down with my weight.

I’m running the Greddy x KW v3 coilovers and they’re only 6 months old.

Any idea what it could be?

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Guessing it's the loose top nut at the top hat. It's hard to hold the KW shaft tight with strap wrenches. I wrapped a few turns of good duct tape around the shaft , then put a worm drive hose clamp over the tape. Vise grips over the hose clamp (not to tight). Impact wrench to tighten the top nut. (just a quick blast. Impacts are not too good for shocks). Hope it helps, Good luck!
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