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  1. scooter5

    scooter5 New Member Established Member

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    i put my 18` AFS black chromes on today, then while backing out of a
    driveway i notice a clunking sound. WTF? it does it slightly turning to the left.
    i checked for anything rubbing banging, could`nt find anything.
    is this just coinsadental ? ( bad spelling):??:
     
  2. Shangsta

    Shangsta Phat back Established Member

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    is it when you are turning the wheel to full lock?
     
  3. scooter5

    scooter5 New Member Established Member

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    no, just driving along and turn slightly left, like a lane change.

    wayde
     
  4. RickSvt

    RickSvt Its Fast Established Member

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    Is the sound coming from the rear? If its coming from the rear, its probably your halfshafts. You can test them by pulling the Ebrake up and then try to slowly take off in 1st gear. If you hear the click, its your shafts

    Rick
     
  5. 04MystiCobra

    04MystiCobra Tuning L&M heart Established Member

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    Does it only happen when you're first pulling out of the driveway? Especially first time of the day when the car hasn't been driven for several hours?
    LOTS of Cobras have this problem. Sometimes the fix is replacing your steering rack bushings. Other times its re-tightening the lock nut on the top of each strut on the strut tower. If you want do a search in the Termi section. You'll see allot of guys have had this problem. The bushings fixed mine
     
  6. scooter5

    scooter5 New Member Established Member

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    lug nuts...... the ones they sold me for my 03GT have a smaller seating area.
    so i used the cobra lugnuts.... my head hurts after that one.....!!
    took it out no noise... thanks for the input, it sure sounded like it was coming from the rear. who wudda thunk....


    thanks, wayde
     
  7. scooter5

    scooter5 New Member Established Member

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    i went to discount tire today to have my lugnuts torqued and the guy told
    to remove the brake clips, they have been known to loosen the lugnuts.....

    never heard that one before......
     
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    Whats he smokin?

    rick
     
  9. fordracing19

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    It's true some aftermarket wheels wont sit flush on the rotor. Also check to make sure the wheel weights are not rubbing. I had a sticker weight rub the caliper after mine were balanced.
     
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    thanks fordracing19!
     
  11. 04MystiCobra

    04MystiCobra Tuning L&M heart Established Member

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    With some aftermatket wheels you will get the chirp. You may have to remove them. In time they may start to chirp/ squeek. I had that problem a looooong time ago when I first mounted my AFS Saleens. You could hear it all the time. Not very loud but annoying. It came down to those stupid little clips between the rotor and the wheel.
     
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