Rattles and grinds and vibrations oh my....
My 05 SRT-4 has 130K miles. I replaced the control arm bushings with poly bushings about 15-20k miles ago. I installed BC coilovers and Hotckis sway bars about 10k miles ago.
Over the last 6 months, my front suspension has been gradually acting up more and more. At first it was just a small rattle once in a while when I'd hit a rather large bump in the road. Then it turned into louder rattling and vibrations over medium bumps. Now it clunks and grinds and vibrates over almost any bump or dip in the road, and while I'm turning. At first I thought it was the axles because the vibrations and grinding feel more pronounced when turning.
Everything suspension related -feels- tight and solid when i'm under the car and banging/hitting things. However, that's just based on my own strength and leverage, not the weight of the car.
While dicking around last weekend and trying to track down the rattling and stuff, I pulled off the sway bar and drove it around. All symptoms and shit vanished - it drove as smooth as ever. So, I regreased the sway bar and reinstalled it, and the grinding and vibrations came back just as they were before.
Any ideas? Is the sway bar causing the issues? Or is it the axles or something else and the sway bar is simply magnifying that issue?
Last edited by DetergentCandy; 09-24-2016 at 03:18 PM.