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What would cause the suv to rock we changed the struts and sway bar joints but it still rocks could it be the 31 inch tires i have on it

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  • volcompunker Jul 11, 2010

    do you have a lift kit?

  • ozzmanintn11 Jul 11, 2010

    no lift kit

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Check the bushings in the rear links and panhardbar.

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Probably,try pushing it sideways,back and forth,and see if you can see where its sloppy.

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How can i tell if the struts need replaced or the control arm?


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The first thing to check on a rattling noise is if going over minor bumps in the road if that is when it makes noise is a sway bar link, they make a rattling noise. If you raise that wheel up you might also want to try and wobble the wheel to be sure it is not a tie rod end or ball joint. Typically I run into the sway bar links or the sway bar bushings making the noise. However ive even seen it be a rock sitting on the strut plate.

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When is the recommended mileage to change the shocks/struts on my 2007 Honda Pilot?...currently about 45k miles...


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