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Old 04-04-2014, 06:55 AM   #1
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Found water coming out my strut. And it's making bad popping noises. Anyone have an idea of what it could be?
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Are there any holes/rust or anything like that on them? Cracked?

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Old 04-04-2014, 07:20 AM   #3
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Are there any holes/rust or anything like that on them? Cracked?

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No I looked can't see anything like tht lol
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Do you know if their oil filled or air?

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Old 04-04-2014, 07:28 AM   #5
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Either way a strut is a sealed unit, if water is coming out of it that isn't good. All they are is compressing cylinders, if there's a leak you lose that compression. Oil leaking out is a quick sign of failure and if they are air struts/shocks use a soapy water mix and try to make bubbles. Either way I would start looking at New ones. Make sure you take advantage of any part warranty if you have them.

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Old 04-04-2014, 07:34 AM   #6
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Not sure just stock 03 gt struts.but like u said u will def need to start looking at new ones lol
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Ya man, I mean thats an 11 yr old strut and stock replacement isn't too expensive for an 03. But even a new one can go bad quick under hard driving or bad roads. Usually you see it in truck shocks from off roading, the welds rust from poor paint and then crack and leak. And all those flashy rubber boots do is hold dirt and water in there.

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Yea:/ well thanks man!
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:08 AM   #10
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Where are the strut and/or the control arm bushings??? ganna see of that will fix it
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:49 AM   #11
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I'm starting to think it's some sort of bushing or spacer or something that has worn out
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:15 PM   #12
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Could the noise be because my ball joints are tac welded?
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:41 PM   #13
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Checking rn and the strut isn't making tr noise. But wheneve I push down the noise occurs. Also wen I turn the steerin wheel all the way to the left
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:45 PM   #14
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R these little prong thigs supposed to move alittle bit and make a knocking noise? Bc that's what it sounds like I'm hearing
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Ball joints tack welded?!?!!??

Sometimes those studs are a little loose but they tighten up when the wheel is torqued on at 100lbs.
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Ball joints tack welded?!?!!??

Sometimes those studs are a little loose but they tighten up when the wheel is torqued on at 100lbs.
Steeda X2 have had issues with popping back out of the control arms so the solution is to tack it in
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Steeda X2 have had issues with popping back out of the control arms so the solution is to tack it in
Interesting.
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Steeda X2 have had issues with popping back out of the control arms so the solution is to tack it in

Ahhhhhh yes the guy said they would stay in lol. Could that be the noise possibly?
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:23 PM   #19
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Ahhhhhh yes the guy said they would stay in lol. Could that be the noise possibly?
When is it making this popping noise? Does it happen when you go over bumps? Have any pictures of this leak from the strut?
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If you have the original struts and shocks, that is the first thing that I would be suspicious of.
The strut bushings are on top of the struts but since you have plates I'm not sure if MM uses the stock ones or if they have some proprietary bushing or bearing.
Your car is pretty low, youve probably blown out the struts...
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When is it making this popping noise? Does it happen when you go over bumps? Have any pictures of this leak from the strut?

The popping noise happens when I go over hills. It's a pop and a creak at the same time. I put the car on a stand and jacked up the strut and it didn't make the noise at all. It was clean.

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If you have the original struts and shocks, that is the first thing that I would be suspicious of.
The strut bushings are on top of the struts but since you have plates I'm not sure if MM uses the stock ones or if they have some proprietary bushing or bearing.
Your car is pretty low, youve probably blown out the struts...

That's what I was thinking as well
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I'll upload a vid to YouTube and post it here
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While it's uploading.... Do you have a idea?? Originally I thought the strut. But now I just don't know
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2 different vids of the noise
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Hmm check your sway bar end links
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Yea they did look pretty rough. I hope that's it. But is there a way I could test it before I going burning money?i also just did some research and a guy said the end links were causing a noise when he was going over bumps.
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You can visually check them to see if they're broken
Also wiggle them, they should hardly move at all.
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You can visually check them to see if they're broken
Also wiggle them, they should hardly move at all.

If not broken could bad bushings cause it as well?
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The bushing would have to be missing completely to clunk like that
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The bushing would have to be missing completely to clunk like that

Aahhh ima check tomorrow. Thanks man!
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U were right mile high it's the sway bar end links! Right when I jiggled it, it made the noise! Thanks man!
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Awesome! Glad it was something easy. The tech who installed your ball joints may not have tightened it down all the way.
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Just got back on and saw you got it sorted. Good news, yeah end links went out in my jeep all the freaking time! P in the A

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