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Old 06-08-2010, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New Evo 8 owner, not going so smoothly...

Hello All,

About 2 weeks ago i picked up my first evo. Though ive been a car guy for years, this is my first awd car. Though i would have prefered to pick up a stock car, i was biten by this car. The more deeply i look into things in the car, the more i find mods, but also the more mods that were removed before selling.

Its having some front end problems that are worrying me though. Right after buying it, i noticed it wasnt running totally right and brought it to a local shop to have a fuel pump put in and be retuned. Turns out it already had a pump and larger injectors. I asked to have a "clunk" in the front end investigated. They were able to find that the bolt holes holding the front subframe to the frame were stripped as if hit by an impact wrench out of square. They were also able to find that if they raised the car on a lift just enough to have some weight still on the tires they could replicate the clunking sound by moving the axels in and out by hand. Thats whats scares me.

The shop, thankfully, didnt feel comfortable just throwing my car on the dyno so the emphasis has switched from "performance" to just making it right. Being under the car, they couldnt see any leaking oil from seals, no arms looked bent, nothing obvious was out of order.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Old 06-09-2010, 05:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So what exactly is your question?

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Old 06-10-2010, 03:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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if your sub-frame bolts are stripped, I think you would get a clunk since it should be solid. They probably have to pull the subframe and retap it or try to secure it properly. maybe even have someone check you center diff. also.
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