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Old 04-15-2012, 09:40 PM   #21
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Got underneath the car today, the noise is coming from around the spherical bearing but I don't it's the actual bearing. Seems like it's coming from the left and right side of the silver cylinder (I don't know the name of it) where it bolts to the body. I've sprayed a bunch of grease from both sides, we'll see if this helps.

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Old 04-16-2012, 08:59 AM   #22
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Hmmm... are you running a set of '94~'98 LCA's? They had a smaller hole and may be getting slop where it mounts through the TB's. Of course, this would mean you also had those bolts as well, so not likely.

I think they were 10mm bolts, where the New Edge bolts were 12mm.
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Maybe the installer didn't torque down the thru bolt enough?
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Maybe the installer didn't torque down the thru bolt enough?
I have a 250in-lb torque wrench, any idea what the required torque is?

Jazzer, I'll confirm they are 12mm bolts.
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Hmmm... are you running a set of '94~'98 LCA's? They had a smaller hole and may be getting slop where it mounts through the TB's. Of course, this would mean you also had those bolts as well, so not likely.

I think they were 10mm bolts, where the New Edge bolts were 12mm.
There's that, and also I've seen cars where the control arm bolt holes are oval-ed out. (in Kentucky, they called it "wallered out")

Either way, you'll have to remove the bolt to check out the holes.
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There's that, and also I've seen cars where the control arm bolt holes are oval-ed out.
Is this just from wear and tear?
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Does anyone have the LCA torque spec as well?
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Looking at a similar thread in the S197 section:

"Did you hold off on tightening the LCA and UCA bolts until the suspension was loaded? You could have binding of the bushings if you tightened everything up with the suspension unloaded."

So many potential causes...
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Is this just from wear and tear?
More from abuse, or undersized fasteners.


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Does anyone have the LCA torque spec as well?
80-100 lb-ft on the LCA bolts.


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Looking at a similar thread in the S197 section:

"Did you hold off on tightening the LCA and UCA bolts until the suspension was loaded? You could have binding of the bushings if you tightened everything up with the suspension unloaded."

So many potential causes...
Spherical bearings to not need to be torqued under a load. They do not bind.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:55 AM   #30
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Spherical bearings to not need to be torqued under a load. They do not bind.
Makes sense, that's the whole reason to go with them. Does it matter if the suspension is loaded when the thru-bolt is torqued?
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