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When I got to work this morning I noticed a clunking noise. I have a 48 mile commute and I did not notice anything until I was close to work. I drove to lunch and it was worse. Yesterday, I had the front end in the air for a couple hours. I started to replace the front brake pads, but I had the wwrong pads. This was my first time doing anything with brakes but I think I reinstalled the caliper correctly. I didn't take it off, just took out the bottom bolt and loosened the top and pivoted the caliper up. I torqued it to spec. I changed the oil and added some waterwetter. The car was in the air without wheels for a couple hours.

The clunking is rhythmic and is worst while coasting (constant speed in gear or in nuetral) and while shifting slowly. I do not think it is motor mount related. I think it is axle related but I don't know what to look at. I have the dogbone and (firewall transmission) rear insulator ES inserts. The car is a 99 Sentra SE. My parking lot inspection did not reveal any torn boots (the ones closest to the the wheel). I could not inspect much farther. It is not an improperly installed rim.

I have to drive 65+ miles this afternoon to an exam. What should I look at and what would happen if I kept driving? I don't think I should keep driving, but I might need to.

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Jason Schymanski
 

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Had who was it that told you to check the wheels???


Me. The only reason I knew this was because I did the same thing.
 

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LOL same here also. After doing the ad22vf upgrade and bleeding of brakes I forgot to tighten one wheel. Driving home from driving around for quite sometime i kept hearing a thump while turning. Come to find out i didnt torque the rear tire. So guess about everyone has done it atleast once.
 

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Hehe, I also did this, but in my pulsar. I just put new brake pads on, and forgot to tighten one wheel down. Right after I was done, I hopped in the car for a three hour drive to vegas. I kept hearing this clunking noise, and all the sudden my center cap to the rims went flying off the car at like 70 mph. I was like WTF, so I pulled over to look, and it wobbled so much, it it broke one of the lug nut screws. I was pissed, but oh well, what could i do. I tightened what was left up, and went on my way.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by NoVTECSER:
Had who was it that told you to check the wheels???


Me. The only reason I knew this was because I did the same thing.
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I did too
what a bunch of monkeys we are!!

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Ha Ha Ha
This is too funny.
I did this with my '85 CRX Si. I had just installed the lowering springs and I was so excited that I forgot to tighten ALL the lugnuts!!! I went for a wicked ride doing peel outs and steering hard left to right so I could let the springs set. When I got back the tires were at like -45 degree camber. I felt like a dumbass. I was lucky nothing serious happened!!


[This message has been edited by 94_REDSE-R (edited 05-07-2001).]
 
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