Question, Need Some Input - Chevy Cobalt Forum / Cobalt Reviews / Cobalt SS / Cobalt Parts
Suspension/Wheels/Brakes/Tires Talk about Chevy Cobalt Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, and Tires here
Sponsored by:

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
Expert
 
NICESST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 866
Exclamation Question, Need Some Input

So as some of you may know i put on my new springs yesterday. Ever since then, during acceleration there is a slight vibration coming from the front of the car. I took it to firestone, they balanced my tires because i thought maybe that was the problem because thats what it felt like. I left and it was still doing it so i brought it back. I took the mechanic for a drive and he goes "thats definately an axle issue because the car is lowered." Then when we were inside i mentioned to him that when i was tightening the strut mount under the hood i tightened one too much and the bolt snapped off. Then he said thats my problem.

When the bolt snapped off there was obviously nothing me or my buddy could do (im planning on buying new struts when i get money) so we checked to see if there was any movement in the strut since only 2 bolts were holding it in. It felt solid and the mechanic said i was fine driving on it for the time being.

Now because everyone that worked there was a complete dumbass and didnt know anything, i plan on taking it elsewhere and seeing what they say. Do you guys think that a missing bolt from the strut mount would cause a vibration through the whole front of the car like that? Or was he right about the axle?



Free CC08
NICESST is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 08:09 PM
XFE
Wootsauce!
Staff Alumni
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 8,593
Send a message via AIM to XFE
did you get an alignment. And check into steering rack spacers. here is a link.

Steering




XFE is offline  
post #3 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
Expert
 
NICESST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 866
They said i didnt need an alignment. The mechanic checked everything then when i went home i took off the wheel and checked everything as well, nothing loose or missing.



Free CC08
NICESST is offline  
 
post #4 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 08:11 PM
XFE
Wootsauce!
Staff Alumni
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 8,593
Send a message via AIM to XFE
Get an alignment...




XFE is offline  
post #5 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
Expert
 
NICESST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 866
MIKE i went in to get an alignment and ten minutes later they said everything is fine there is nothing to adjust



Free CC08
NICESST is offline  
post #6 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 08:13 PM
XFE
Wootsauce!
Staff Alumni
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 8,593
Send a message via AIM to XFE
Quote:
Originally Posted by 08SSedan View Post
MIKE i went in to get an alignment and ten minutes later they said everything is fine there is nothing to adjust
lol...ok ok...




XFE is offline  
post #7 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
Expert
 
NICESST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 866
lmao

So idk what the hell is causing this

I dont believe him when he said the axle, he said i would need a custom one because my cars lowered..... Wtf? I havent heard of ANYONE on this site or css that had problems with axles after lowering.



Free CC08

Last edited by NICESST; 01-20-2010 at 08:17 PM.
NICESST is offline  
post #8 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 08:18 PM
Banned


 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Mechancisburg, PA
Posts: 7,805
Send a message via AIM to camopaint0707
maybe someone installed them wrong? i really don't know man



camopaint0707 is offline  
post #9 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 08:21 PM
I cut stuff
YourCobalt of the Month Winner
YourCobalt.com Premium Member


 
blazerlow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 6,238
Garage
I don't know man. the first thing I would do is get that strut replaced and then see what happens. I did not have any problems with my springs or anything. had the toe adjusted in slightly and that was all it needed. not sure what to tell you other than get the strut fixed and go from there.
blazerlow is offline  
post #10 of 68 (permalink) Old 01-20-2010, 08:22 PM
Banned


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,559
i broke one too my strut bar is only held by 3 screws now lol but mine dont rattle...
Powered By LE5 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome