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Old 02-01-2013, 09:36 PM
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I've recently been experiencing a binding noise during slow turns, normally when I cut the wheel while backing up or when I pull into a parking space. I was under the impression that the noise was being caused by the spring shifting on my coilover, so I tightened everything down. I have since tightened everything 2 or 3 more times. The noise seems to go away for a while, then come back, not necessarily after any specific event.

I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas as to what could be causing this. Could there be something happening up there other than the spring coming loose? Or could it be that my coilovers have crapped out on me and won't hold the spring in place?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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spring bind, it's normal.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:42 PM
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spring bind, it's normal.
So I shouldn't be worried about it at all? I feel like that shouldn't be happening.
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if it's bothering you, get these:
http://www.swiftsprings.net/products..._products.html

or make your own teflon discs and place them between the spring and the top/bottom perches and this will cure the binding noise.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:51 PM
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So does this happen with all coilovers, or only with these cheaper parts? I'm running Megans, by the way.
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its not spring bind. i have the noise too.

its actually the wiring harness in the steering column twisting. no big deal.
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its not spring bind. i have the noise too.

its actually the wiring harness in the steering column twisting. no big deal.
But, if that's the case, why would the noise go away after I go through and tighten the springs, then come back after they've been driven on for a little?
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