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Just today, I noticed that when I make right turns, something makes a loud weird creaking sound. It only does it when I turn right. Also, the steering seems to make it worse. However, when I'm sitting still and turn the steering wheel, it makes no noise. It is somewhere at the front of the car.
I've jacked up the front and checked the wheels are play (bearings).
I've made sure all lugnuts are tightened down and torqued a little overspec. 100ft/lbs.
The front wheel is not rubbing on anything.
The rotors and pads are new.
The tire pressure is all good, tires are rather new, and wheels are LMGT4's.
This is the first time this problem has arisen.
Car is an 03 with 69035 miles. Car has gone through the 60000 mile service.
If anyone has experience with this problem, or can suggest anything wrong, please feel free. I'm making an appointment with the dealership to have it checked out unless I get some good answers and suggestions that may fix it.
shocks will go and you will hear a sound like a door that needs to have it's hinges oiled. Do you have trouble pushing down on the fender? If it's easy, they are going. they may also be wet with leaked oil from around the seal
I just swapped my front and rear end links this weekend and guess what the annoying loud thud went away. I hope it stays like this since that loud thud was rather embarrasing............I'm on 153k on the chasis.
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Sounds more like a bunch of marbles in a coffee can being shaken, along with a creaking sound... Almost both combined. Wtf?
I did the shock test, and it doesn't bounce like david stated.
For the record... what is the normal like of OE shocks? Because I've been noticing that the ride in the Z is a lot more harsh than it used to be... Or am I just being oversensitized by knowing something is wrong?
my first bet would be endlinks like previously posted...who ever posted CV must be from a FWD car...as the CV joints we have are in the rear, and they don't go out unless you destroy them w/ hard launches....but that's another story.
If David's way of checking the shocks proved no issues, then try the other side. I will say I've seen it where the sway bar was under tension and significantly decreased the bounce...but noise shouldn't be the complaint with a bad shock.....oil at that corner of the car maybe, and bouncy ride most definitely. But again with stiff components that are found in a sportscar it may not be as noticable.
Lifespan of a shock/strut is TYPICALLY between 60-100k miles From my experiences
it doesn't matter if your on the brakes, or no brakes at all? I'm looking for other possibilities.
My first hunch is endlinks as well...SPL or SPC can't remember the name, they make nice ones but they are ridiculous in price....but I'm cheap
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In a little bit I'll go out and jack up the car to check the shocks.
Over the winter, the car was jacked up off the ground with no wheels for over a month. Could this lead to shocks failing soon if not now?
Does not matter if I am on the brakes, but it seems it gets worse if I'm on the gas while turning. I cannot pinpoint exactly which side the noise is coming from. I swore it was coming from the passenger side, but I drove with a buddy to see if he could tell where it was coming from and he said the driver side.
It only happens when I turn right, gets worse when the gas is pressed.
Thanks a lot guys for all the help so far. I appreciate it!