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If you cannot feel the vibration in the steering wheel it is unlikely that the problem will be related to wheel balance or alignment. The symptoms described sound awfully similar to what I recently experienced with my Touareg after it came back from a two-week dealership visit; I could feel severe vibrations over a range of speeds (and in reverse) on ...


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I think the problem may be the torque converter in the transmission. According to this article on Class Actions News, there was a lady who had a similar issue on their 2005 Odyssey which they brought class action lawsuit against Honda for this problem. There was a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) which was issued for 2007, 2008, and some 2009 Odysseys (but ...


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This could be one of several things: Swaybar links broken or missing Worn out strut/shock mount (on either end) Worn out suspension parts ... anywhere the suspension has a bushing which meets the car itself Without being there in person, it's hard to tell beyond that what it might be. I mean, it could also be a loose spare in the trunk area.


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First you need to use factory control arm or your suspension problems will be on going due to parts being stressed at wrong angles. There are bushing press kits that presses in the bushings, so the hard work is really how to dissassemble the suspension. Mind you the spring can kill you if you loosen the lower suspension without first clamping the spring. And ...


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It was the brake calipers getting stuck shut, the pads were so thin also they may have been binding from heat. I heard a ticking noise later which turned out to be the CV axle a result of it, but really just the spindle on the end of it. I replaced my rotors, calipers, pads, bearings and front axles regardless. The binding was a rusty caliper and the ticking ...


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I would bet the problem you are having is not with the bushings, but with the geometry of the aftermarket control arm and lowering. When you make changes (like lowering) you have to consider the trade-offs. Bump-steer is one of them. If it is not done absolutely correct, you'll experience these types of issues. Today after all of the ice has melted, my ...


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As a 35 year veteran motorcycle rider and owner of 15 different bikes during that time, while I don't dispute the unsprung weight argument made by DucatiKiller, I can tell you that there is a much, much, much more practical reason for using a single sided swing arm: It dramatically simplifies chain maintenance. You see, with a double sided swing arm, you ...


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If there are no noticeable rocks/debris as Steve states another possibility is it may be normal noise. Tires will deform slightly when rolling to form a flat contact patch with the road surface. When this happens the rubber treads stretch and compress and make "groaning" sounds. The quality and type of rubber, the tread pattern, and the age of the tire ...


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Common causes from personal experience are general related to stones or pebbles jammed somewhere. Places to check are in the tyre treads themselves and also between the brake disc and the dust guard behind the disc (don't burn yourself though as the disc can become quite hot after recent operation).


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Going by your definition of comfort, I would suggest an SUV over a sedan. SUV's are more family oriented and are largely marketed either to women doing the school run, or guys doing off-road stuff. Both of those things require comfortable seating and driving dynamics. Here's why: Less noise. SUV's have quieter exhausts as a general rule. They also have ...


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If you are considering buying a car and comfort is a requirement, look for cars which offer a height adjustable steering wheel, adjustable lumbar support in the seat and height adjustment on the seat. Also, avoid the "sport" models as these are typically more firmly sprung so you will feel bumps in the road more severely. Finally, test drive any ...


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It is necessary that you get your vehicle aligned when doing any of the following: Any suspension work which might involve geometry (ie: bushings, ball joints, steering linkage, rack & pinion, etc.) Strut replacement Change of rims to different sizes (ie: non-standard, wider, taller, etc.) If the vehicle is pulling (see NOTE #1 below) to one side or ...



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