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    What could be this knocking noise

    The side strut and everything associated was swapped out, the only thing kept was spring. Moved around wheels today. Noise still there :( Still just find it odd that on the highway its dead silent.
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    What could be this knocking noise

    It's on my list of likely suspects (since its very common on these cars) but I can't make the noise the happen on jack stands to confirm nor is the bushing torn.
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    Why did this wheel stud break? Metallurgy issue?

    No freaking clue. Rock hard tires. I had to get two other gauges to confirm.
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    What could be this knocking noise

    Just lower control arm. The common issue with this chassis is the lower control arm bushing tearing. One was torn, I replaced both arms. compression rods bushings looked good.
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    Why did this wheel stud break? Metallurgy issue?

    I've taken off a wheel that had all 5 lugs torque to some crazy way above 200ft-lb. I want to guess 400ft-lbs. That car came to me with 75-100PSI in all 4 tires to start with. And then i was asked to rotate the wheels and found that crazy torque. I had a 1000ft-lb impact at the time that...
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    What could be this knocking noise

    That was my first instinct. Since then I've checked them like 4 other times.
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    What could be this knocking noise

    Well it’s definitely not the sway bar. I bought new links as they were only $20 each. when I went to install it seemed easier to pull the whole bar off and do the end links off the car. I drove around the block without the front bar and the noise was still there. So 100% not sway bar related...
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    What could be this knocking noise

    Thanks guys.... I'll definitely look at the end links over the weekend. One part that bugs me is why only at low speeds. You would think at high speeds more flex would happen. It bugs me that on the highway the car is dead silent.
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    What could be this knocking noise

    I got this knocking noise in the front passenger side. I've given the car a good shake and looking for the obvious stuff like torn/bad boots or excessive play. NOTHING. Car doesn't pull or have anything weird issues. Held the wheel at 12 and 6, 3 and 9 wiggled everything and didn't see play...
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    Mazda trans line replacement

    Thanks @bdcardinal . Googling around I found a different part number. FSE5-19-9WYF some places are saying it's discontinued and some places are saying its in stock for around $125-200 shipped. 2010 Mazda 6 with the auto trans 2.5L.
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    Mazda trans line replacement

    I was doing an oil change on my brother's car and he mentioned he had a trans light on during hard braking. It appears the cooler line was a victim of rust. I did not take a picture, but it's exactly like this below. Not really understanding Mazda's part number system. I found this parts...
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    Circular saw

    I don't know much about woodworking but I would like to make some simple freestanding shelving unit. Cutting big box store 2x4 and 5/8 sheet of MDF would be the most I would think. Most Lowes/HD have a panel saw to cut my 4x8 sheets down. But then once I get them home I most likely will need...
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    How much torque is loss with extensions and swivels

    Thanks all for the feedback. Going to try again this weekend. I'm going to pick up some wobble extensions and maybe a semi-deep socket to avoid the impact swivel socket i had on there. I did use the impact and also by hand. A breaker bar under the car on jack stands doesn't have much room...
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    How much torque is loss with extensions and swivels

    This weekend I was trying to tackle sway bar end links. Here I am thinking, 15min - 1-hour job. Due to the design and overall lack of space and room, I was forced to use a swivel. It was a 17mm head nut. I used a snap-on 3/8 impact swivel socket pair up with a normal 6inch extension and then...
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    Ordering a Milwaukee M12 impact, 1/2 or 3/8?

    i've been meaning to order up that 3/8 m12 stubby for a while. What is the tool only or tool with the big batteries going for these days? In my line up, i have my IR 1/2 air impact and astro 3/8 stubby. I love both and they all have their purposes. I also have non-fuel M12 3/8 ratchet and 1/4...
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