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PLEASE HELP, clacking sound from front struts

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Old 03-02-2008, 09:12 PM
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Hi, I am in need of some pro advise. I have a 2000 s80 t6 and have replaced pretty much everything along the front struts and now the clacking noise is yet louder. Its when its driven and I can see where its coming from. Looking at the top of the strut mounts in the engine bay there is a little less then half an inch gap. The top pillar has that much room to move up and down and when driving makes the loud clacking sound. What do I do about this, car sounds like a pile. Any help or suggestions would be great, Thank you.
 
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:21 PM
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Please list all parts that have been replaced.
 
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:14 PM
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Sure, Strut mounts, struts, ball joints, strut mount bushings, spring seats and rollers.
 
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:52 PM
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How about sway bar links?
How about control arm bushings good.
 
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Since you showed me the condition of the bushings on saturday i THINK i can hear s light noise coming from the front right when going over bumps, I guess its just that the control arm bushing needs replacing...
Il get that and the upper engine mount bushing filled/changed as soon as I can
 
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all good on the other bushings, i can actually bounce the car a little and see the strut top move at least a half in up and make a little clank so im pretty sure thats the prob. but im not sure if there could b something missing there or not being that the car was purchased used and has always made this noise. Ihave it set up like this http://www.tascavolvoparts.com/?&s_k...=volvo%20parts|941502086but on the engine side there is a round nut with 4 sides pritruting out that sits upside down, then a 2.5 inch wide washer with rubber on it (sorry, the best i can explain it), then the strut nut. the washer like peice sits up high due to the round not acting like a spacer. Is this normal???
 
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:33 PM
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Can you snap a pic?
Try spinning the top nut and see if it spins
 
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when turning the nut with a tool the strut and all turn, i will try and get a pic here soon.
 
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If it spins all the way around one of 2 things happened.
1. The spring seat broke already(Guessing the new one)
2. The funny looking nut under the rubberized washer is loose.
 
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:36 PM
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its the top part of the strut that is turning along with the other top stuff.
 
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When you try to spin it it shouldn't spin it should feel rubbery and only move a little.
 
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:25 PM
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Also when turning the wheel back and fourth all the way, the whole top (in the engine bay area) moves back and fourth.
 
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:27 PM
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With the car sitting on the ground you can remove the upper nut. 13/16/21MM.
Then inspect the lower nut and see if it is loose.
Or see if the rubber broke for the spring seat.
 
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:49 PM
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Yeah, I just got backin from doing that, lol. The round nut on both sides are very tight and theres no issues with the new spring seat.
 
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Herses a pic

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Old 03-03-2008, 10:04 PM
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Hers another, you can see the gap where theres room for up and down movement with bumps.

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Old 03-03-2008, 10:19 PM
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That gap is normal.
But the noise isn't.
Maybe the sway bar link is bad causing the noise.
 
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I am now noticeing that when turning the wheel there is a like rubbing sound coming from the upper strut area.... Man, goin nuts. Thanx for all of your help though.
 
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That sucks if you were close to me I would have had you bring it into the shop.
 
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Thanx man, At least it drive for now right, lol
 

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