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Old 09-15-2013, 10:53 AM   #1
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Struts Going Bad

I'm pretty sure it's my passenger side front assembly. I don't feel it giving more, but I am hearing it squeak over speed bumps. Since I live in the Chattanooga valley, the topography is crazy for a performance vehicle. Hell I live on a hill with a steep climb every day. My question is, what would be my best practical options?
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Making sure that it's not the control arm bushings, sway bar ends or something simple would be a practical start. Bushings can get noisy.
Is your car lowered?
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Thanks, I didn't even think about those things. No to lowering. Not a wise move in this city
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First off what year is it and is it stock?
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2012 and yes a stock setup
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99.9% its your front lower control arms. I have a 13 and it did the exact same thing, squeaks and excessive noise coming from the front end over bumps. My car was 1 month old when I noticed it, I brought it into the dealer and they replaced them under warranty. It doesn't take them long to pin point if in fact it is your LCA. There is a tab for them I'll get it for you hang on. Tsb 11-10-17. Hope this helps.
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Sounds like a plan. Thank you sir
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Sounds like a plan. Thank you sir
No problem, good luck and keep us posted.
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99.9% its your front lower control arms. I have a 13 and it did the exact same thing, squeaks and excessive noise coming from the front end over bumps. My car was 1 month old when I noticed it, I brought it into the dealer and they replaced them under warranty. It doesn't take them long to pin point if in fact it is your LCA. There is a tab for them I'll get it for you hang on. Tsb 11-10-17. Hope this helps.
Does it do it when you turn the wheel sharp at low speeds. It sounds like the rear but it's only when I steer sharp and at low speeds you'll hear it groan
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Does it do it when you turn the wheel sharp at low speeds. It sounds like the rear but it's only when I steer sharp and at low speeds you'll hear it groan
I noticed more at low speeds but it did it weather I was going straight or turning.
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I noticed more at low speeds but it did it weather I was going straight or turning.
Same here
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99.9% its your front lower control arms. I have a 13 and it did the exact same thing, squeaks and excessive noise coming from the front end over bumps. My car was 1 month old when I noticed it, I brought it into the dealer and they replaced them under warranty. It doesn't take them long to pin point if in fact it is your LCA. There is a tab for them I'll get it for you hang on. Tsb 11-10-17. Hope this helps.
How long did it take your shop to fix?
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How long did it take your shop to fix?
They would have done it right away but the parts were back order and took a month to finally come in.
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Mine is doing the same so I'm going to have them look at it when it goes in for an oil change next week
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Mine is doing the same so I'm going to have them look at it when it goes in for an oil change next week
I would call them before your appointment to tell them about it so they make the time to road test it. Where I bought the car I went back to them after I noticed the problem but like you I thought it was struts or something. They took it for a road test, put it up on the lift etc and came back to me and said the car is fine. I said it wasn't fine that that noise is not normal and they said they all do that! Yeah OK I told them and went to another dealer where it took them all about 5 minutes to say its your LCA and we ordered them for you! They were surprised the other dealer didn't catch it right away. Needless to say I switched dealers!
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99.9% its your front lower control arms. I have a 13 and it did the exact same thing, squeaks and excessive noise coming from the front end over bumps. My car was 1 month old when I noticed it, I brought it into the dealer and they replaced them under warranty. It doesn't take them long to pin point if in fact it is your LCA. There is a tab for them I'll get it for you hang on. Tsb 11-10-17. Hope this helps.
I have the same problem with my 3 month old 2013 V6. Parts are back ordered but they expect them in within a couple of days.
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Yeah I just emailed the service manager about it and attached the tsb. I will call them tomorrow to discuss further
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Yeah I just emailed the service manager about it and attached the tsb. I will call them tomorrow to discuss further
Good idea.
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If it were a strut, you'd see oil on the shock cartridge; a tell tale sign they are bad.
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I noticed more at low speeds but it did it weather I was going straight or turning.
So is it front or rear in your opinion, on the new gens I'm lost. I'm a classics guy.

Either way I'm replacing whatever it is with better aftermarket
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I have the same problem with my 3 month old 2013 V6. Parts are back ordered but they expect them in within a couple of days.
The parts are in and are covered by warranty. Yay!
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So is it front or rear in your opinion, on the new gens I'm lost. I'm a classics guy.

Either way I'm replacing whatever it is with better aftermarket
Well in my case there was no mistaking it was in the front end. I could also feel it in the pedals also,(clutch,gas and brake) it literally felt and sounded like the car was falling apart!
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It has this rubbing feeling when on the brakes and turning. But it'll groan at near full turning radius going slow. Front upper or lower control arm? Or is it only the upper that's in the front
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It has this rubbing feeling when on the brakes and turning. But it'll groan at near full turning radius going slow. Front upper or lower control arm? Or is it only the upper that's in the front
Front lower control arms. Its the two bushing on the horse shoe that you see in this picture. I believe there are called hydra bushings but I could be wrong. Lol http://578e7a9bafc08e847f59-b21544d4...com/m3075d.jpg
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I'll go aftermarket and me and padre will spend a weekend doing it. Gotta drop the springs I assume?
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