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Old 01-24-2012, 08:32 PM
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Popping/crackling noise from upper wheel/strout area

Recently I was going around 50mph and had to slam my breaks completely and turn hard to the left and my car dipped in the front hard from the force and I missed the car thank God but now I hear a popping/cracking noise when turning the wheel left or right or going over bumps and its loud from the upper front wheel area/strout area.Took to Nissan and they said absolutely positive i damaged my strouts and about 5 other places said this also was probably what happened.Getting ready to put back on factory springs and take it in but has anyone else had this poblem eventually with that noise and what was the outcome?

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That has never happened to me hard braking never broke my struts with the eibachs or also with the oem springs i never really gave enough brake to bottom the struts out but I'm on coils now and since I've installed the bbk I've done some hard braking to bed in the pads but nothing strong enough to nose dive the coils completely just heavy braking and no noises to speak of you should upgrade to kybs

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I can't imagine hard braking and turning damaging anything unless you actually hit a curb or something. I also don't under stand how the struts can be damaged without doing damage to a lot of other suspension parts.

I would jack the car up and tighten down all the various mounting bolts. I suppose it is possible something was coming loose before the hard braking and turn, and then it caused something to slip. Also check the rubber bushings on the lower A arms. They could have been going bad and the extra force pushed them over the edge.
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if your car is under 36k miles just take it in for warranty work



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Turns out I had my Eibach lowering springs put on a week and a half ago and started making that crazy noises and what not when turning the steering wheel and going ove rbumps some times.Well...Eibach has an error in some of there pro-kit 6386.140. They say in the instructions to put the springs right side up with there name on it.Well if you do that on this spring its wrong.They put there name upside down on it.So thats what was causing the noise.The installers went based on that and The part that swivels and is plastic that sits on top of the spring was forced so tight to fit that it couldnt rotate right when turning the steering wheel.The plastic swivel piece is suppose to just rest comfortable on top of the spring when putting it all back together.That would mean the opposite side of the spring was the right way.The shorter side in diameter of the spring sits on the bottom toward the ground and the the little larger end of the spring sits on top toward the sky.They even said they made a mistake and wants me to get the actual serial number on the spring so they can fix it.So now the noise is gone.Not sure if all the springs are like that from this model.

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