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NISSAN 240SX STRUTS PROBLEM

1991 Nissan 240SX • 148,000 miles

I just replaced my front struts and mounts a few weekends ago and now I'm getting an intermittent squeak when I turn left. It doesn't happen all the time, and when it does it's usually at low speeds. I put the struts together myself and only reused the bottom bolts, everything else is new (strut mount, mount gasket, spring seat, bushing, bump stop, etc)
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Russribelin
March 26, 2013.



Could be a tie rod end, ball joint or possible axle.

Any idea where the noise is coming from?

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Mar 26, 2013.
Definitely from the front left side. When I was under the car putting on the struts, I did notice the rubber of the tie-rod ends and ball joints were cracked and dry. When I took my car in to get an alignment done, they said they couldn't do it because the tie-rods were worn out.

Tiny
Russribelin
Mar 27, 2013.
Replace them with ones with grease fittings. I would start there.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Mar 27, 2013.
Awesome, that was actually the next project on my list. It'll be a couple weeks (gotta save up the cash), will it hurt anything if I ride around with it as is?

Tiny
Russribelin
Mar 27, 2013.
Be carefull if they are worn out. You dont want them to brake

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Mar 27, 2013.