Noisy suspension

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by nasmscott, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. nasmscott

    nasmscott New Member

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    OK. SO I got a 96 GT to mod, and all I have been doing is rebuilding the f*$#ing suspension. I put in new spring isolators all around, new Cobra A-arms and it has Hotchkiss CC plates, Strrange struts/shocks and Eibachs. I torqued everything down when I did the work, all looks great, nothing is loose or rattles...but... When I turn the wheel, there is a POP noise, and just general racket in the front end area when driving...it is driving me insane! Anyone have ideas? Can the CC plates make noise? they are tight in place and have not moved since the last work (permanent marker lines around the bolts). Could steering rack bushings be a culprit? I swear I cannot stand rattles and crack/pop noises. I'm gonna run the thing into a wall and get a nice quite German car if I can't figure it out!! Thanks for listening.
     
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    4point6GT Active Member

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    or you can jus donate that stang to my charity 8).........sorry i cant help. Im learnin still........
     
  3. scarface

    scarface Guest

    Mines doing that too since I lowered it. Im thinking it may be a tie rod end being strained.
     
  4. nasmscott

    nasmscott New Member

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    Have you heard of that being a problem before?
     
  5. scarface

    scarface Guest

    Not really, most of the time its the isolators...but like you I have replaced everything but the tierod ends
     
  6. jpajkos

    jpajkos Active Member

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    is this popping noise only when you turn a certain direction? Is it like a " pop pop pop pop" or just one loud "POP" If you car is lowered make sure your tire isn't catching anything. Also jack the car up. Have a buddy turn the wheel while you look at it from down low the pin point the pop. Check your CV Boots
     
  7. nasmscott

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    Thanks for those ideas...I'll give them a try.
     
  8. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    The first thing i would look for would be ball joints but you replaced the A arms with the Cobra pieces so you have new ball joints? is the strut moving in the CC plates?
     
  9. 1996mustangGT

    1996mustangGT Well-Known Member

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    i literally just had this problem;
    before you do anything try lubing/replaceing all the
    bushings; they cause a heck of a lot of noise if theyre old
    or just havent been lubed. then look at the ball joint etc if
    that doesnt help at all
     
  10. nasmscott

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    thanks for the ideas. All that is left is sterring rack bushins, sway-bar bushings and tie-rod ends. Oh, I found out at least one front rotor is wharped a bit. Since I will need new rotors, any suggestions on what to get? Stock? SLotted? Cross-drilled? Beveled? Trapezoidal?
     
  11. 1996mustangGT

    1996mustangGT Well-Known Member

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    trapezoidal are the best...
    but really, drilled rotors are pretty weak
    and actually fail more often than not, so just go with
    the slotted.
     
  12. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Baer Decela Rotors hands down, stops better and looks 500X better.


    On the suspension, bushings, or ball joints?
    With my coil overs and the Camber adjusted all the way in, they can rub inside the towers.
    I dunno if that's the case with springs??

    Good luck!