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Old 05 Jun 2006, 09:11 am
jblaze0523
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Default brake and front end vib. problems please help

i have a 92 Honda accord. i started having vibration in the front end
so i put new rotors pads and calipers on it which did not solve the
problem at all, and now there is a tremendous thumping/clicking sound
coming from somewhere up front which has now made the car virtually
undrivable because i'm afraid something will break off. any suggestions
would be much appreciated.

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Old 05 Jun 2006, 09:41 am
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Default Re: brake and front end vib. problems please help

Clicking, especially while turning, is often symptomatic of
a failing CV-joint. One thing you can do is get under the
car and inspect the CV boot. If torn, that's more evidence
the CV-joint has seen an ingress of dirt and water and so
has likely been damaged.

http://www.aa1car.com/library/2004/bf100434.htm is a good
article on this. It talks about a clunk being a symptom,
too. Googling for {"CV-joint" symptoms click clunk} turns up
more consumer articles.

Keep checking back. I haven't actually repaired a CV-joint
but am just aware of the symptoms and inspect my CV-boots
regularly.

I do not suspect the wheels but just to eliminate them: Is
the tire wear even? Are the tires kept to the correct
inflation pressure? Have the wheels been balanced fairly
recently?


"jblaze0523" <jblaze0523@yahoo.com> wrote
>i have a 92 Honda accord. i started having vibration in the
>front end
> so i put new rotors pads and calipers on it which did not
> solve the
> problem at all, and now there is a tremendous
> thumping/clicking sound
> coming from somewhere up front which has now made the car
> virtually
> undrivable because i'm afraid something will break off.
> any suggestions
> would be much appreciated.
>



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Old 05 Jun 2006, 09:55 am
jblaze0523
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Default Re: brake and front end vib. problems please help

i do beleive my cv joints need replacing but i dont think that is the
problem im experiancing currenty, just for the fact that this thumping
started right after the calipers were replaced.
Elle wrote:
> Clicking, especially while turning, is often symptomatic of
> a failing CV-joint. One thing you can do is get under the
> car and inspect the CV boot. If torn, that's more evidence
> the CV-joint has seen an ingress of dirt and water and so
> has likely been damaged.
>
> http://www.aa1car.com/library/2004/bf100434.htm is a good
> article on this. It talks about a clunk being a symptom,
> too. Googling for {"CV-joint" symptoms click clunk} turns up
> more consumer articles.
>
> Keep checking back. I haven't actually repaired a CV-joint
> but am just aware of the symptoms and inspect my CV-boots
> regularly.
>
> I do not suspect the wheels but just to eliminate them: Is
> the tire wear even? Are the tires kept to the correct
> inflation pressure? Have the wheels been balanced fairly
> recently?
>
>
> "jblaze0523" <jblaze0523@yahoo.com> wrote
> >i have a 92 Honda accord. i started having vibration in the
> >front end
> > so i put new rotors pads and calipers on it which did not
> > solve the
> > problem at all, and now there is a tremendous
> > thumping/clicking sound
> > coming from somewhere up front which has now made the car
> > virtually
> > undrivable because i'm afraid something will break off.
> > any suggestions
> > would be much appreciated.
> >


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Old 05 Jun 2006, 06:36 pm
larson.joshua@gmail.com
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Default Re: brake and front end vib. problems please help

sounds like your car is dangerous right now. here's what i think could
be wrong:

- bad CV joint (your statement of belief is heartening but it's best to
make sure)
- bad linkage (ball joints go bad, this can be dangerous - can you move
the wheel back and forth (not forward backward) when the car is
parked?)
- lug nuts are loose
- tires can be weird (i had some dunlops once and even though my
vehicle was aligned properly, still didn't drive straight. i got new
tires and bam! it drove straight)
- bad shocks

you already know this car is potentially dangerous. don't drive it
until you get this fixed.

j

jblaze0523 wrote:
> i do beleive my cv joints need replacing but i dont think that is the
> problem im experiancing currenty, just for the fact that this thumping
> started right after the calipers were replaced.
> Elle wrote:
> > Clicking, especially while turning, is often symptomatic of
> > a failing CV-joint. One thing you can do is get under the
> > car and inspect the CV boot. If torn, that's more evidence
> > the CV-joint has seen an ingress of dirt and water and so
> > has likely been damaged.
> >
> > http://www.aa1car.com/library/2004/bf100434.htm is a good
> > article on this. It talks about a clunk being a symptom,
> > too. Googling for {"CV-joint" symptoms click clunk} turns up
> > more consumer articles.
> >
> > Keep checking back. I haven't actually repaired a CV-joint
> > but am just aware of the symptoms and inspect my CV-boots
> > regularly.
> >
> > I do not suspect the wheels but just to eliminate them: Is
> > the tire wear even? Are the tires kept to the correct
> > inflation pressure? Have the wheels been balanced fairly
> > recently?
> >
> >
> > "jblaze0523" <jblaze0523@yahoo.com> wrote
> > >i have a 92 Honda accord. i started having vibration in the
> > >front end
> > > so i put new rotors pads and calipers on it which did not
> > > solve the
> > > problem at all, and now there is a tremendous
> > > thumping/clicking sound
> > > coming from somewhere up front which has now made the car
> > > virtually
> > > undrivable because i'm afraid something will break off.
> > > any suggestions
> > > would be much appreciated.
> > >


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