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Old 01-27-2008, 01:11 PM
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loose rattle vibration from front end

Just looking for some advice as to what may be causing a very annoying rattle and vibration coming from my 96' ifs front end. I am feeling it a lot in my feet when I drive but for some reason a lot more when I am slowing down and have the clutch/brake depressed. It seems as though it amplifies the tiny bumps in the cold winter roads but I don't feel it as much on heavier bumps like holes ( I avoid ) or rail road tracks. I am even begining to feel it on smoother roads.
Initally I thought it could be the springs actin different in the 10-25 degree weather we are having but doubt it more every time.
I have ruled out exhaust rattle and removed my steering dampner thinkinh it may have had involvement, but no. I also drove it with the hubs locked and didnt notice anything different.
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it could possibly be the sway bar end links or the bushings. mine was making thumping sounds and vibrated a little and i replaced them and it went away. just a thought.
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Here's some good info on the radius arms which could be part of the problem.

Radius Arm Problems 94 - 97
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it could possibly be the sway bar end links or the bushings. mine was making thumping sounds and vibrated a little and i replaced them and it went away. just a thought.
Sadly I dont have a sway bar in front or back.
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:01 PM
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Here's some good info on the radius arms which could be part of the problem.

Radius Arm Problems 94 - 97
does the radius arm problem affect the IFS front end as well?
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:07 PM
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Hmmmm.....not quite sure.
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thinking possibly caliper pins?
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Or ball joints.
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:58 PM
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got new ones
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Old 01-27-2008, 07:03 PM
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Shocks? LOL. At least i keep giving you bumps so that others may help also.
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