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Old 08-08-2003, 02:59 AM   #1
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Clacking Noise

My car has been making this ugly clacking noise on tha right front side when I hit a bump or something could this be my strut? How much do you think it will run me?
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Old 08-08-2003, 08:15 AM   #2
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Re: Clacking Noise

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My car has been making this ugly clacking noise on tha right front side when I hit a bump or something could this be my strut? How much do you think it will run me?
Is your car dropped already? 4th Gens have a problem if they are dropped too low; the upper controll arm doesn't have enough rebound space, so it hits the upper wheel well whenever you hit a medium to large sized bump in the road.
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Old 08-08-2003, 10:10 AM   #3
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Is your car dropped already? 4th Gens have a problem if they are dropped too low; the upper controll arm doesn't have enough rebound space, so it hits the upper wheel well whenever you hit a medium to large sized bump in the road.
yeah, but if this is the problem, you will FEEEL the bumps real hard when you hit them... and like, the ride will feel ULTRA stiff and harsh. is this how it feels when you hit the bumps, jdmh22accord?

* if it is, it's probably the problem that black92accord is talking about. the only cure for that, is to get yourself a camber kit (if you haven't already done so), set the camber -1.0, and raise the car up to about 2 finger gaps in the front. this will give the upper control arm more travel space.
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Old 08-08-2003, 04:22 PM   #4
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na it aint dropeed its originaal 4x4 offroad height Someone told me that my busings or struts are gone could trhis be tha case
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Old 08-08-2003, 06:21 PM   #5
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mine made clanking sounds...more like bumping sounds...but after that strut finally blew it was really noticable...how is the ride quality? smooth or super bouncy...i replaced my struts recently (oem) and no more clanks.
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Old 08-09-2003, 01:10 AM   #6
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mine made clanking sounds...more like bumping sounds...but after that strut finally blew it was really noticable...how is the ride quality? smooth or super bouncy...i replaced my struts recently (oem) and no more clanks.
kinda like metal on metal klunks how much were tha strutsd and how hard was tha install
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since i didnt have alot of cash i got the stuts at honda for 73 a piece. i wasnt going to drop it yet so i got em. they costs 75 for all 4 installed through a performance shop here.
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Old 08-10-2003, 09:05 PM   #8
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since i didnt have alot of cash i got the stuts at honda for 73 a piece. i wasnt going to drop it yet so i got em. they costs 75 for all 4 installed through a performance shop here.
this shop in spokane wanted 400-500 for shock/strut/camber kit installation...i about went ape shit on those motherfuckers but just got some tight guy who i met through superhonda to do it for me for like 100
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Old 08-11-2003, 03:14 AM   #9
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mine made clanking sounds...more like bumping sounds...but after that strut finally blew it was really noticable...how is the ride quality? smooth or super bouncy...i replaced my struts recently (oem) and no more clanks.
I hope this aint a stupid queston but how to you know when theyve blown
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I hope this aint a stupid queston but how to you know when theyve blown
Your car bounces up and down even on small dips on the road. You should be able to tell when you are driving though.

Also take a look at the shock itself; a tell tale sign that it's blown is if you see a leak coming from the shock. Another sign is that the wheel with the bad shock will bounce up and down as well when you are driving.

Another good way of checking is park your car and press down on the chassis near one of the wheels; if the car bounces more than once; you need new shocks.
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i did that press up and down test to see if my ride was bouncy...it actually had no movement period. it was stiff as a rock...

a change in ride quality is really the way to tell that ur shit is blown. i looked at my strut and i saw no damage or leaks. only that side was bouncing like hell and hurt on bumps...hehe feels like my car was droped with skunk 2's.


wait our accords have no camber adjustment...500 dollars is about right..parts and labor..i say buy the parts urself...get a performance shop to instlal it. some people down here charge 80 bucks per sturt to install....some less....i got all mine for 75 bucks...cant beat that.

take ur car on a bumpy road and try to go a little faster...my stut was soo blown that it wouldnt touch the ground after i hit a bump..it will just feel like hydrolics...

if u wait too long u will damage ur springs...i ran on OEM for 13 years...finally changed them...i think they all were about to blow.
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Old 08-12-2003, 02:39 AM   #12
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Well it bounces once maybe something is loose but damn i ahte this noise i notices when i was puttin on tha tire back from looking at tha strut that tha whole engine moved is this suppose to happen?
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Old 08-20-2003, 05:36 PM   #13
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I actually had a clacking noise when my axle went. I was able to drive it around just fine, but I got a noticable clacking noise when I hit bumps, and it made a clicking noise when turning. That may be another possibility.
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Well it bounces once maybe something is loose but damn i ahte this noise i notices when i was puttin on tha tire back from looking at tha strut that tha whole engine moved is this suppose to happen?
hm... try this. pop the hood. look at the bushing on the top of the shock/strut. is the bushing cracked/dry (or has that ever been serviced/changed).

because there is a metal cylinder sandwiched in there and as the bushing gets older, it clanks up and down and could explain why you're having that noise problem.

if this is the cause, it's a simple and cheap fix.
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I found alot of stuff that just dont seem right i need some help

1. My master cylinder was bad ran it for a long time like that could my pads but worn diffrent and thats why my car swerves to tha right when i break?

2.My whole engine moves when i was puttin tha engine back on . I was looking I think my back motor mount is broken ? could this be tha noise i hear?

3. When i go over bumps tha whole tire moves theres marks where it has hit tha wall no its not droppped whats going on here im stumped!
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listen bro i think your at the point when a DIY fix is way gone, its time to take that puppy to a dealership and get it professionally fixed, no random shop guy but a qualified technician.. but you dont want to fool with anything that could put you in danger, thats just my opinion but the choice is yours.
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listen bro i think your at the point when a DIY fix is way gone, its time to take that puppy to a dealership and get it professionally fixed, no random shop guy but a qualified technician.. but you dont want to fool with anything that could put you in danger, thats just my opinion but the choice is yours.

It seems like you may have a few serious problems... Hopefully not expensive ones, but it sounds like a few things that should definitely be fixed by a pro like xplode said. Sounds like you could have brake, suspension, AND mount problems... all potentially dangerous to both you and your car if you don't get em fixed properly.
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listen bro i think your at the point when a DIY fix is way gone, its time to take that puppy to a dealership and get it professionally fixed, no random shop guy but a qualified technician.. but you dont want to fool with anything that could put you in danger, thats just my opinion but the choice is yours.
exactly....sometimes the only way to get something properly done is to pay the big bux and have the real pro's do it
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Thanks for your Opinions guyz Im going to go to Go to tha honda dealership and see whats up bye bye all money!!!
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Thanks for your Opinions guyz Im going to go to Go to tha honda dealership and see whats up bye bye all money!!!
well, we can only help you to a point; sometimes you just have to bite the bullet and have it looked at by a pro. Best of Luck.
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