Go Back   Scionlife.com » Scion tC First Gen » Scion tC 1G Owners Lounge » Scion tC 1G Suspension & Handling
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

Scion tC 1G Suspension & Handling Coilovers, Shocks, Airbags, Swaybars...

Reply
 
 
 
Old 04-28-2012, 07:21 AM   #1
Senior Member
SL Member
 
sebbyxtc's Avatar
sebbyxtc 22/M
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bakersfield, CA
iTrader: (7)
sebbyxtc sebbyoner
Default Front Suspension Vibration/Scratching/Noise

So long story short just recently switched to stance coilovers, im at the lowest setting without removing collars.
My rotors are gone so are my brake pads. I replaced my driver side axle and seal because my axle was shot and my seal was leaking. It does not leak anymore but now when i drive im getting crazy vibration from my drivers side like from taking off to 3k rmps.

Also when driving im getting like a scratching whining noise from my driver side.

Other than my rotors and brake pads needing replacement i dont know why this is happening, the axle is brand new!

Someone plz help!
thanks in advance guys!
sebbyxtc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 04:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
CSOCSO's Avatar
CSOCSO 30/M

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Davie
iTrader: (1)
Default

i got new new axles on the front and i have some vibration between 2-3k rpm. Not sure why and the vibration is really soft not that bad but it does feel like its coming from underneath. Feels like the floor is vibrating not the steering wheel. I thought it was the motor mounts but not sure. No other noise here.
__________________
CSOCSO's Gold tC topic
CSOCSO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 04:49 PM   #3
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
jnaval's Avatar
jnaval 23/M

 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
iTrader: (0)
Default

The grinding sound could be your wheel bearings. As for the vibration, I'd check for loose lug nuts or other loose components within the suspension area. It's possible your wheels and tires need rebalancing.
jnaval is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 06:29 PM   #4
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
tc913 27/M
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: So Cal
iTrader: (2)
Send a message via AIM to tc913
Default

well from my experience the scratching noise for me was the dust shield rubbing against the rotors when i was turning. so maybe check to see if it's rubbing against it and just bend it away from the rotors.

as for the vibrations, i hear a lot of people get that from aftermarket axles but i dunno what kind of axles you got. the vibration is usually for like a sec and goes away.
tc913 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 06:38 PM   #5
Senior Member
SL Member
mxyooji 29
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
iTrader: (0)
Default

1. u already know your rotors and pads are bad. so do those now.

2. you just installed a new suspension, check the torque on your lug nuts. usually this is the most simple overlooked issue.

3. all you did was replace the axle boot? did you physically check if anything else was wrong the the axle?

4. If you turn one direction left OR right, does that make the grinding / whirring noise? if so, then yes it's a wheel bearing issue like someone already stated. if not, it shouldnt be a wheel bearing.
mxyooji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 10:06 PM   #6
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
CSOCSO's Avatar
CSOCSO 30/M

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Davie
iTrader: (1)
Default

(for me for sure) it is not the lug nuts. Vibrations only comes at acceleration between 2-3k rpm and if the lug nuts were lose they would vibrate and make unmistakable noise at braking ( been there done that)
Rebalancing the wheels wouldn't help. Vibration comes at highway speed. Not at any speed between 2-3k rpm.
Btw i have new wheels and tires and the vibration is the same. Im pretty sure its the axles. I will try to find out what brand it was. As far as i remember they came in red and blue boxes. Not Sure if Sebby has the same problem tho...
__________________
CSOCSO's Gold tC topic
CSOCSO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 01:23 AM   #7
Senior Member
SL Member
 
sebbyxtc's Avatar
sebbyxtc 22/M
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bakersfield, CA
iTrader: (7)
sebbyxtc sebbyoner
Default

Ok so the dust shield was rubbing against the rotor, bended that out of the way. So the scratching noise went away.

My vibration comes from the left side (drivers side) and it started coming from when i replaced the WHOLE CV AXLE. its like a violent vibration but goes away when it gets passed 2-3k rpms.

And the noise comes when driving normal and when i turm right.
The vibration started when i replaced the whole drivers side cv axle.

Oh and it came in a blue and red box as well.?

Stupid question where is the wheel bearing located on the drivers side and how do you replace it?

Ill post a pic of the box the new axle came in, and it was new not remanufactured
sebbyxtc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 02:30 AM   #8
Senior Member
SL Member
 
sebbyxtc's Avatar
sebbyxtc 22/M
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bakersfield, CA
iTrader: (7)
sebbyxtc sebbyoner
Default

Click the image to open in full size.
sebbyxtc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 01:52 PM   #9
Senior Member
SL Member
mxyooji 29
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
iTrader: (0)
Default

Wheel bearing sounds like the issue then; it's in the hub of the wheel....behind the rotor.

For the front bearings, i think you will need a press or some sort of tool to press it out and press it back in; just take it to a shop $300 usually for one :X including parts & labor.

oh and sometimes .....SOMETIMES>... REmanufactured axles might not fit exactly or missing one small part...

refer to this:

http://clubsciontc.com/forums/diy-in...-shafts-32463/
mxyooji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 03:56 PM   #10
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
CSOCSO's Avatar
CSOCSO 30/M

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Davie
iTrader: (1)
Default

so i guess that axle is just junk.............. i think i had the same
__________________
CSOCSO's Gold tC topic
CSOCSO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 10:03 PM   #11
Senior Member
SL Member
 
sebbyxtc's Avatar
sebbyxtc 22/M
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bakersfield, CA
iTrader: (7)
sebbyxtc sebbyoner
Default

What if i take the hub to a machine shop to press the old bearing out and new bearing back in?

So what can i do about the vibration from the suspension area?

Oh and also i noticed that the noise is more of a whistling noise whenever the car has vibration from it going up and down bumpy roads.
sebbyxtc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 05:09 PM   #12
Senior Member
SL Member
mxyooji 29
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
iTrader: (0)
Default

yup take it to the shop to get the wheel hub bearing pushed out and new one in...

I thought I posted that already??... lol
mxyooji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 11:44 PM   #13
Senior Member
5 Year Member
SL Member
 
CSOCSO's Avatar
CSOCSO 30/M

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Davie
iTrader: (1)
Default

so u think that would fix the vibration? just change the bearings?
__________________
CSOCSO's Gold tC topic
CSOCSO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 12:02 AM   #14
Senior Member
SL Member
 
sebbyxtc's Avatar
sebbyxtc 22/M
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Bakersfield, CA
iTrader: (7)
sebbyxtc sebbyoner
Default

Weird that it started as soon as a swapped axle.
sebbyxtc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 09:59 PM   #15
Senior Member
SL Member
mxyooji 29
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
iTrader: (0)
Default

wheel bearing will fix the scratching / grinding noise . Yes.

Again, some aftermarket axles are missing a part that the OEM one has; which renders it to be worse than the OEM. refer to the DIY post I posted. He discusses it there.
mxyooji is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 09:59 PM
Scionlife.com
Scion TC



Paid Advertisement
 
 
 
Reply


Tags
2006, brake, driving, dust, front, left, noise, road, scion, scraping, scratching, shield, tc, trip, vibration, wheel, xb


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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



All times are GMT. The time now is 04:32 PM.
Advertising - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Jobs
vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


Forums Backup with Admin Control Panel