Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum If you've got a problem you just can't figure out, a noise you can't diagnose, or a Check Engine Light that won't go away, ask about it here!

Strut bolt keeps working loose

Old 04-11-2015
  #1  
200,000 and counting
Thread Starter
 
thesushiboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 108
Rep Power: 112
thesushiboy is a jewel in the roughthesushiboy is a jewel in the roughthesushiboy is a jewel in the roughthesushiboy is a jewel in the rough
Strut bolt keeps working loose

Replaced struts last week, and the p/s top mounting bolt keeps working itself loose. What did I forget to do?
thesushiboy is offline  
Old 04-11-2015
  #2  
If you think a good mechanic is expensive, try hiring a bad one
 
ezone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Midwest, aiming about mid-chest
Posts: 31,395
Rep Power: 426
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: Strut bolt keeps working loose

What did I forget to do?
Torque it?
ezone is offline  
Old 04-11-2015
  #3  
200,000 and counting
Thread Starter
 
thesushiboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 108
Rep Power: 112
thesushiboy is a jewel in the roughthesushiboy is a jewel in the roughthesushiboy is a jewel in the roughthesushiboy is a jewel in the rough
Re: Strut bolt keeps working loose

Originally Posted by ezone View Post
Torque it?
torqued to spec.
thesushiboy is offline  
Old 04-11-2015
  #4  
If you think a good mechanic is expensive, try hiring a bad one
 
ezone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Midwest, aiming about mid-chest
Posts: 31,395
Rep Power: 426
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: Strut bolt keeps working loose

Was the nut reused?
Was it supposed to have been replaced?

Some are only supposed to be one time use.
ezone is offline  
Old 04-11-2015
  #5  
pleasure spiked with pain
iTrader: (7)
 
GolNat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: DE
Posts: 4,776
Rep Power: 144
GolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to behold
Re: Strut bolt keeps working loose

I have taken my front struts off many times and always re use the same bolts. Never had an issue with it not staying tight.

You could use a lock nut but you shouldn't have to, it should stay tight without one.
GolNat is offline  
Old 04-11-2015
  #6  
200,000 and counting
Thread Starter
 
thesushiboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 108
Rep Power: 112
thesushiboy is a jewel in the roughthesushiboy is a jewel in the roughthesushiboy is a jewel in the roughthesushiboy is a jewel in the rough
Re: Strut bolt keeps working loose

No, used the new bolts. Looking at it again, the bolt has a hex key attachment in the center. Does this need to be tightened?
thesushiboy is offline  
Old 04-12-2015
  #7  
pleasure spiked with pain
iTrader: (7)
 
GolNat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: DE
Posts: 4,776
Rep Power: 144
GolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to beholdGolNat is a splendid one to behold
Re: Strut bolt keeps working loose

Hex key in the center?

Which bolt is it? The crash bolts that attach to the knuckle or the ones on the strut mount? The only one that usually has a hex key in the center is the strut rod which does not get turned. That hex key is used to hold the rod steady while you tighten the nut.
GolNat is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Honda Civic Forum
Replies
Last Post
cruisers10
6th Generation Civic
1
05-12-2015 10:46 PM
ORskier
Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum
2
05-03-2015 12:54 PM
GH04si
Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum
3
04-15-2015 08:13 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Strut bolt keeps working loose


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 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.