Loud coilover spring clunk while turning
So, with our suspension, and a coilover setup, when you turn the wheel, the spring has to turn as well. The spring stays with the lower half of the suspension, so that means there must be some sort of bearing up top, that spins allowing the spring to rotate while the wheels turn, correct?
Basically, when I am turning the car (mostly noticable at slow speeds) I can hear and feel a loud, spring tension noise popping from the front passenger corner. I am assuming that my bearing has seized up, and the noise I hear is the spring shifting on either the bottom rings on the coilover strut, or the camber plate. I have a set of Megan Racing coilovers.
Does anyone know how easy it would be to replace this bearing, or if I have to order a whole new strut assembly? I want to get a plan of attack before I go at it. Its probalby not hurting anything, but it sounds TERRIBLE hearing a high tension spring pop like that.
'02 BMW M3
'05 SRT4 ACR
Notable past cars:
'06 Evo IX RS - stock turbo 10.635 @ 128.78
'03 Evo VIII - stock turbo 11.010 @ 124.55
'03 SRT4 - S3R w/ boltons - 11.930 @ 119.68
'95 Neon - SRT4 swap - 12.9 @ 114