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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Defratos, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Defratos

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Hey guys, I have a feeling my ARBs might be torqued up wrong. I just read the instructions for them and realised they need to be set at a certain torque when installed. The reason I think this is because when I'm driving slowly in and out of my drive I hear a progressive clicking noise, as if the ARBs are being strained (as if they're tight and trying to twist). Any ideas what would make the ARBs sound like this?
     
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  3. fingermouse

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    no lube on the arb bushes ????
     
  4. cjhill

    cjhill hmmmmm interesting.

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    im a little confused....

    the antiroll bar is just a solid bar, what do mean by setting the torque.

    If you mean the bolts that hold it on - yes there is a torque you do the bolts up to, but the bar just sits in the bushes and drop links...

    maybe im missing something.
     
  5. Defratos

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Hey there dude, probably should have been more specific, yeah I'm talking about the bolts that hold them in place. I'm sure its not a lube issue because it's all been lubed up twice now and still hearing this sort of progressive tension noise as the arbs are being twisted. Any ideas cause its doing me head in :keule:
     
  6. Randomjim

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    I just tightened mine up as much as i could didn't know of any torque settings.
     
  7. cjhill

    cjhill hmmmmm interesting.

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    the official torque settings are

    Antiroll bar clamp to subframe - 20Nm
    Connecting link to antiroll bar 25Nm.

    Just fitted my R32 ARB this afternoon, took it for a test drive - excellent.

    Only done the rear so far, need a mate to help with the front but what a difference.

    To help with your problem what specifically causes the noise... striaght line speed bump, cornering, going up a hill with one wheel going first ? might help to understand the problem
     
  8. Randomjim

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    Is it possible it could be the steering rack?
     
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    Have you got Powerflex wishbone bushes?
     
  10. Defratos

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Ok it only comes up when I'm driving into an un-even suface with one wheel up more than the other, but the noise carrys on as I'm strightening the wheels. Could it be the steering rack? cause I have changed it to a powerflex one? it doesn't come up when going over speed bumps stright, just when the wheels are on different levels.
     
  11. Defratos

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Yup, all the bushes are powerflex on been on for like 2 months
     
  12. Defratos

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    u know what I think that could be a strong possibility because I've changed the steering rack bush, and when the car is stationary and I move the wheel left right left right slightly I feel a sort of notchy feeling, not sure what it is, not even sure where to look when considering the steering rack. Have you had a similar problem?
     
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    You could try squirting a little grease on each of the bushes, one at a time. Drive it and eliminate each bush. I could be cheaper than replacing the rack, if it doesn't need doing.
     
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    No just heard that steering racks can click when on they way out. Could be leaking if its faulty.
     
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    Power stering pump, belt tensioner? I think these are around £35... I had a very creaky car on full lock, this was replaced and its now very quiet..

    Maybe?
     
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    What tyres have u got F1s?
     
  17. Defratos

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    Got Toyo Proxies (the slightly older ones)
     
  18. Defratos

    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    will try and do more searching, thanks for the help guys :beerchug:
     
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    When i had a funny kinda notchyness when rotating the wheel left to right etc.. it was down to very cold F1 tyres.

    Have you checked your droplinks? Just a thought..
     
  20. cjhill

    cjhill hmmmmm interesting.

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    have you checked the rear springs - they are prone to rusting and a small piece of the end breaks off, allowing movement which could explain it.

    if the noise is a rhythmical clicking noise i think your steering rack is the best bet.
     

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