rsx-s/honda integra front strut spring

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by john, Oct 21, 2004.

  1. john

    john Guest

    Hi all,

    I haven't been around for a while so pleased to be back.

    I have a 2002 acura rsx-s which I beleive is still sold under the honda
    integra name in Japan and most part of the world.

    I had a minor collision and the left strut was taken apart. After that,
    I noticed a small noise which grows more important now.

    I pinpointed it to the left front strut spring by having somebody
    turning the steering wheel while car was idle and putting my hand on the
    spring. The noise matches when the strut spring moves a little bit
    suddently (it rotates a little in strokes maybe by half an inche or so
    max in total, enough to fell it when it does).

    I suspect some spring anchor or even wrost some nut is loose somewhere,
    I wouldn't want the whole thing to go while driving.

    I guess my question is what should I check to make sure the strut
    suspension parts have been put back together properly.

    Next step: buy the friggin shop manual ;-))

    Since dealer made the job in the first place, I would rather find out by
    myself. You are never better served than by yourself when it comes to
    cars as I have come to learn.

    Thank you all,

    john, Oct 21, 2004
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  2. john

    john Guest

    Thanks, I will check for that.

    I forgot to say that you can only hear the noise when pulling out
    of the drive-way or turning around in parking lot. Or playing with the
    steering wheel while car is idle.

    It doesn't occur while driving nor does it affect handling of the car.

    john, Oct 23, 2004
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