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    I had my car serviced yesterday, and installed new front struts/springs and mounts.
    Afterwards, an alignment was performed.

    Today, i have noticed that there is a knocking sound coming from the right front that is a new sound
    I am thinking it could either be
    1. improper torquing of lug nuts
    2. struts not fastened properly.
    3. other (your opinion or other option)

    If it is the struts not fastened, is the alignment affected by that?

    opinions?
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    Default Re: suspension

    I would suggest you take it back to the place that serviced your car. Start there as they did all of the work.

    It could be anything at this point but if the noise wasn't there before it is probably related to whatever was done yesterday.

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    Default Re: suspension

    3. Springs settling in? Had some sounds coming from suspension after I got new struts and springs. Was gone after a couple of weeks. Maybe?

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    Default Re: suspension

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackal View Post
    3. Springs settling in? Had some sounds coming from suspension after I got new struts and springs. Was gone after a couple of weeks. Maybe?
    Could be it. Could be the springs not seated properly either.

    Quote Originally Posted by cwp_sedan View Post
    I would suggest you take it back to the place that serviced your car. Start there as they did all of the work.

    It could be anything at this point but if the noise wasn't there before it is probably related to whatever was done yesterday.
    But I'd definitely take this option first, before wasting your time and resources trying to diagnose it yourself.

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    Depending on the sound, I would wager $5 that it's your sway bar end links. It's always those ****ers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperion View Post
    Depending on the sound, I would wager $5 that it's your sway bar end links. It's always those ****ers.
    I would suggest you take it back to the place that serviced your car. Start there as they did all of the work.

    It could be anything at this point but if the noise wasn't there before it is probably related to whatever was done yesterday.
    Thanks for the advice. I will do that. Though i am curious if the fix will affect the allignment

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramps View Post
    Thanks for the advice. I will do that. Though i am curious if the fix will affect the allignment
    Ultimately if something is messed and they need to fix something that affects the alignment, I would expect them to do another alignment at no cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwp_sedan View Post
    Ultimately if something is messed and they need to fix something that affects the alignment, I would expect them to do another alignment at no cost.
    +1 Most definitely...If the issue is related.

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    Default Re: suspension

    Is the knocking noise only whenever you go over a bump? It's definitely sway bar links. If it's not too late, but at least you learn something...

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