U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

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Re: U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

Postby 1988GTU » Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:04 pm

what cured the condition you were concerned with, regarding the suspension/steering?


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Re: U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

Postby Money pit Beretta » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:06 am

Going to check that today, didn't drive the car at all this weekend. When I let the car down on the jack it didn't make any noise. So the front control arm bolt must have been the problem.


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Re: U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

Postby Money pit Beretta » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:19 pm

So the popping is gone and the car likes to turn left now. Swear there was some bushing growl, but it was quiet. For now many things still need to be done as time is running out for this repair season. Need to reseal the cowl on the passenger side, check for an AC leak(yeah that again), rear sway if there is time and put on some slotted rotors that were just ordered. Other things are on hold. One is working on small holes in the rockers. Just got lazy and quit spraying used oil in them. Really would like some sort of treatment for them using a sprayer and running it down the inside. Got to find a welder at low cost that will not burn threw.

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Re: U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

Postby 1988GTU » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:06 pm

Doing those inner bushings probably threw the alignment off just enough. Or you twisted the caliper hose? I doubt you'd make that oopsies.


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Re: U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

Postby Money pit Beretta » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:27 am

Did a lot of crazy things to get the bolts into the arms. The caliper and rotor stayed on so no twisting. The steering wheel is off center and betting the alignment is out some(still tracks good). Alignment is on the list for this weekend, which is #2 after sealing the cowl(if it doesn't rain too much).


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Re: U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

Postby Money pit Beretta » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:44 pm

An update: No popping so far, the bushing growl is back. Not sure what is up with that. This front end crap has been that way, do something and everything is fine, later it seems like nothing was done. Yeah it's still coming from the same side.


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Re: U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:11 am

What is a bushing growl?



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Re: U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

Postby 1988GTU » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:37 pm

Does it temporarily go away or lessen when you first relieve the suspension then let down on ground? I'm going to point at the struts being it.


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Re: U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

Postby Money pit Beretta » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:50 pm

It seems to come and go. Just like before it happens when turning the wheel to straighten the wheels after backing up. Better not be the strut it's band new, so are the shocks. Did them all at the same time with the springs.
Didn't hear a thing when I let it down after the bolts, but the wheel was not even off the ground at the time. My car sits very high.


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Re: U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

Postby 1988GTU » Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:53 pm

KYB struts?


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Re: U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

Postby Money pit Beretta » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:42 am

GR2's, so yes. It does make noise when jacked up, not down. Well resealed the cowl because of a few cracks in the sealer.

Bushing growl is what I call the sound of dry bushings rubbing. Not a squeak, more of a grunt.


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Re: U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

Postby 1988GTU » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:25 am

I've had KYB struts, shocks, and relative mounts premature fail. Not all at once, but over a short period of time after install the gremlins would surface. Had a strut "grunt/squeak" right after install when jouncing the car or going over wavy roads.


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Re: U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

Postby Money pit Beretta » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:12 am

Thanks for the heads up. I'll keep an eye on it, not wanting to change it out just yet do to major pain that it is to get it done.


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Re: U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

Postby Money pit Beretta » Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:49 pm

Bit off topic: The 95 is bucking when the converter is locked up and going up hill. Is that the TCC or the solenoid?


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Re: U bolt for frame to swaybar bushing

Postby 1988GTU » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:24 pm

can you manually select low range and have the symptoms change? Go away? ???


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