What is missing/broken on this strut - Honda Civic Forum


Suspension Performance Post Suspension related modification information and/or questions here

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-05-2014   #1  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 23
Rep Power: 0
Zealot Prime is an unknown quantity at this point
What is missing/broken on this strut

So: I have a '95 that I recently bought. It's got coilovers. I've recently been hearing metallic squeaking/scraping noises, so I pop the hood and find this:
Click image for larger version

Name:	Strut.jpg
Views:	351
Size:	84.8 KB
ID:	86598

Is it possible the guy I bought the car from installed it improperly, or is that rubber torn, or what? Basically, I don't really know how that all goes together, and would like to have a better idea what I need to replace before I go tearing it apart.
Zealot Prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014   #2  
Super Moderator
iTrader: (1)
 
sdaidoji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: TN
Age: 46
Posts: 8,626
Rep Power: 208
sdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud of
Re: What is missing/broken on this strut

you need new top mounts...
wrong section too, yours is not a 7th gen...

moved to 1-5th gen forums
sdaidoji is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014   #3  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 23
Rep Power: 0
Zealot Prime is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: What is missing/broken on this strut

My bad, I thought I put this in the gen 1-5 forum. Must have clicked wrong after I registered.

Are the mounts specific to the coilovers, or is that a generic part store part?
Zealot Prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014   #4  
Super Moderator
iTrader: (1)
 
sdaidoji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: TN
Age: 46
Posts: 8,626
Rep Power: 208
sdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud ofsdaidoji has much to be proud of
Re: What is missing/broken on this strut

any numbers printed on them? can you ask PO about what they are?
sdaidoji is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014   #5  
Allow me to explain through interpretive dance
 
ezone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Deep in the midwest, aiming about mid-chest
Posts: 29,919
Rep Power: 403
ezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What is missing/broken on this strut






Well, if it was all stock I'd think it blew the rod through the washer that is at the bottom of the #7 rubber (I've never seen that happen though). The washer would be #9 and #14, they are supposed to sit on the step of the shock rod.

If yours isn't stock it's gonna be anyones guess as to what really happened, until you can get it all apart and see. Misassembled, or the original parts aren't compatible with non OE shock?
ezone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014   #6  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 23
Rep Power: 0
Zealot Prime is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: What is missing/broken on this strut

He says they were generic eBay coilovers with stock struts, I assume that means they'd be a part I could get at an auto part store?

That #7 and #9 combo definitely seem like they'd be the culprit.
Zealot Prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014   #7  
Allow me to explain through interpretive dance
 
ezone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Deep in the midwest, aiming about mid-chest
Posts: 29,919
Rep Power: 403
ezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond reputeezone has a reputation beyond repute
Re: What is missing/broken on this strut



In your pic I can see part numbers 16, 6, 7, and 13, and the rod of the shock.

I think the washers were supposed to be sandwiched between the rod and number 13 sleeve.

I can't tell if the bottom rubber #7 is still in place, and I can't tell if the washers are under it. You have to take it all apart to see what's really there or missing.

IDK if an ordinary parts store would have individual pieces of if you can use something else from their hardware selection .

I know you can get them from a dealer, but they may need to be special ordered. I know we wouldn't keep parts like that in stock at my dealer.

HTH
ezone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014   #8  
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 27
Rep Power: 0
Javage is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: What is missing/broken on this strut

I bought some bushings before at a local auto parts store, they came with the washers and sleeve.

I would have been parts #6, 17, 13, 7, 9 and 14.

FYI, this was probably 8-10 years ago, and for an Accord. But it should be relatively the same.


Also, check to see if the bumpstop is still in there, part #12.
Javage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2014   #9  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 23
Rep Power: 0
Zealot Prime is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: What is missing/broken on this strut

Ok, thanks for the help. That diagram helped a lot. I'll take it apart tomorrow and see if I can figure it out.
Zealot Prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014   #10  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 23
Rep Power: 0
Zealot Prime is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: What is missing/broken on this strut

So it looks like I'm missing the #9 and #14 washers, but to my understanding of the diagram, that would just cause excess wear on the bump stop. Also, should the #13 sleeve thing be loose enough in the #7 rubber bits to slide by hand, or is that the problem?
Zealot Prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2014   #11  
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 23
Rep Power: 0
Zealot Prime is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: What is missing/broken on this strut

Figured it out. It was the #14 washer. Hooray for incompetent previous owners!
Zealot Prime is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Honda Civic Forum Replies Last Post
15 month update SammySC 7th Generation Civic 121 04-07-2017 07:43 PM
Will The Wheels Fit? Tedverseti 7th Generation Civic 4 10-02-2015 06:04 PM
new shocks/struts question... skeener51 7th Generation Civic 8 10-01-2015 05:56 PM
New Civic owner from Texas ken4444 Introduce Yourself! 3 09-30-2015 07:37 PM
2011 after curb hit Wariogamer 8th & 9th Generation Civic 0 09-29-2015 09:49 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:14 PM.


© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.