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Knocking in front when turning strut/spring

ok so Iíve done some looking on this site a lot and on other various diy sites, when Iím turning to the left exclusively is when I hear this loud thud or knock from my driver side strut. From what Iíve been retaining from my searches is it possible that itís just my coil or spring and not the entire strut? I also know thereís a very specific way to line up your new coils on these Hondaís too. Also is it possible itís just the driver side that needs replacing i understand that swapping out both would be the smartest route , however when I have my car on stands and shake the two front tires side to side the driver side is predominantly where I hear this; when i jump over to passenger side and do the same I do hear the noise but Iím wondering if itís not from where the problem area originated because on my pass side itís not as loud. Please send help ASAP thanks
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Re: Knocking in front when turning strut/spring

normally what happens is the bearing(which makes the strut rotate as the wheel turns left and right) on the top of the strut fails, initially you hear clicking and clanging, then one day when you turn the wheel, the springs crack off and the noise it makes gets scarier. i would replace the entire assemblies on both sides.

i dealt with that recently on a malibu. these are what came out:
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notice how both springs are cracked in half
also had about 50 little bb's roll around the floor from the bearing cup on top.
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Re: Knocking in front when turning strut/spring

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normally what happens is the bearing(which makes the strut rotate as the wheel turns left and right) on the top of the strut fails, initially you hear clicking and clanging, then one day when you turn the wheel, the springs crack off and the noise it makes gets scarier. i would replace the entire assemblies on both sides.

i dealt with that recently on a malibu. these are what came out:
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notice how both springs are cracked in half
also had about 50 little bb's roll around the floor from the bearing cup on top.
That picture gives me anxiety
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Originally Posted by RobertD View Post
normally what happens is the bearing(which makes the strut rotate as the wheel turns left and right) on the top of the strut fails, initially you hear clicking and clanging, then one day when you turn the wheel, the springs crack off and the noise it makes gets scarier. i would replace the entire assemblies on both sides.

i dealt with that recently on a malibu. these are what came out:
Attachment 112148
notice how both springs are cracked in half
also had about 50 little bb's roll around the floor from the bearing cup on top.
Alright awesome thanks for the insight, appreciated! and agreed i really hope that dont happen to me before i can get to it. lol
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