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Default Grinding noise when I turn and accelerate

Hi everyone,

Just thought I'd pass on my recent experience.

I went for a 4WD/camping trip recently and ever since I returned there was a decent grinding noise when I turned the wheel and accelerated (i.e. turning right across traffic from a stationary position was most noticeable). I think it mainly was a result of one hill I went up and kind of fell in the ruts...

I googled everything I could and it seemed like a problem with a CV joint ... I couldn't see any obvious damage though, so I looked at other remedies but none seemed to do the job.

We eventually worked it out though, and it was the best possible result. What had happened was I obviously gave my Subaextreme bash plate a good nudge, as it had deformed a little (barely noticeable though) and was sitting very close to the exhaust. So as I accelerated, the engine rumbles a little, and as I turn the engine moves around a little... so all that was happening was the exhaust/engine was vibrating/rubbing against the top of the bash plate.

We sculpted out a small area for added clearance, and I also put in a washer to act as a spacer and there's been no problem ever since!
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We sculpted out a small area for added clearance, and I also put in a washer to act as a spacer and there's been no problem ever since!
Great to hear that you were able to sort out what the problem was
And even better to hear that it didn't cost you an arm & a leg

It's amazing what a 2 cent washer can achieve

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