Lowering problem…



  • i put my lowering springns on at the weekend and it looks well but a problem has accured when im driving and let my foot of the accelerator there is a clicking nocking noise coming from under the front any ideas?
    also when i hit small bumps in the road the springs sound like there ganna fall off but i checked every thing and all is nice and tight any advice please thanks?



  • You sure its a not a ball joint/track rod end problem?? Check to see if there is any play in that area



  • @895218c945=mx3gulf:

    You sure its a not a ball joint/track rod end problem?? Check to see if there is any play in that area

    thanks ill look into it thanks



  • can you feel and thing in the steering is it shimming…
    can you feel anything in the floorpan through your feet...
    did you remove the rubber seating ring from the old spring...



  • also the clicking nocking noise i can als feel it through the floor ….. :cry: :cry:



  • lower arm bushes then…also double check the bottom joint



  • @4e6b258556=Rainmaker:

    lower arm bushes then…also double check the bottom joint

    ill check then thanks



  • @b9b9eaf79f=jay:

    @b9b9eaf79f=Rainmaker:

    lower arm bushes then…also double check the bottom joint

    ill check then thanks

    just so you know Jay i had this last year prior to the mot and was worried so asked for attention to be paid to those areas and it passed no issues..still have it and theres no play anywhere to be found..



  • are they 45 mm ?



  • I had this problem in my first one when I lowered it, it turned out that part of the shock absorber had come apart inside, it was nothing to worry about it was that the shock had now been put under more strain as there was less spring to support it and that started banging inside, it never sunk or gave up in the 18 months I owned it but it was annoying, just get a mate with you and bounce it up and down as hard as possible, you may not hear it outside but you can inside. It sounded like the strut was going through the wing going over speed ramps but it was just a failure inside the shock that you could not do anything about, if it does make the noise bouncing it and it is annoying then its time for new front shocks



  • @9f34d8585b=james:

    are they 45 mm ?

    not sure i got them from mxgulf i think they are 35 or 40



  • They were on the car when I bought it, think you are right jay, they are defo not -45mm, you had any luck finding where noise is coming from?



  • Silly question, but what have you put the springs on? 1.6 or 1.8 v6? Is there are difference between the 2 anyone? As they are for a 1.8 v6



  • they are the same
    i know from experiance that 45s have coil knock
    waht are your top struts like ? as top strut bearing can wear annd knock



  • just to throw into the mix sorry if suggested already, when you put the new springs from gulf on did they have the rubber protecter at top and bottom.



  • @00f3daf41f=barrywhite21:

    just to throw into the mix sorry if suggested already, when you put the new springs from gulf on did they have the rubber protecter at top and bottom.

    there was only a rubber at the top as that was all on the old springs



  • @424513edc3=mx3gulf:

    They were on the car when I bought it, think you are right jay, they are defo not -45mm, you had any luck finding where noise is coming from?

    not yet thanks its sounds like its coming from the drive shafts noise dose stop when i brake or accelerate



  • @f6570350b3=mx3gulf:

    Silly question, but what have you put the springs on? 1.6 or 1.8 v6? Is there are difference between the 2 anyone? As they are for a 1.8 v6

    thay are on the red 1.6 i put them on for jap fest



  • problem solved thanks for all the advice but it turned out to be that the wheels wasnt on properly :oops: :oops: oops my fault :oops: :oops:


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