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Old 09-21-2018, 12:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Cutting the springs firmed up the suspension noticeably - I took the sway bars off to improve the ride over uneven bumps after that.

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Old 09-23-2018, 02:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Well I blew a tire today, so a falken all season 175 is in its place, next weekend the other 3 tires will match.

Apparently I didn't have a single tire with more than 17psi

Maybe I should have checked the tire pressures when I purchased my 500 dollar car lol.
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Old 09-23-2018, 05:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Air pressure has a lot to do with handling and stopping distances... first thing I notice when I get a low tire is my car will want to slide in that direction when cornering in the wet...
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:19 AM   #14 (permalink)
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17 PSI!


Holy cow, pump those suckers up... 45 MPG here you come.
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:20 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:44 PM   #16 (permalink)
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So the car broke down again today, but this time I have to tow it. I was pulling out into and intersection and the transmission popped out of gear and started grinding. I can't get the car to start in any gear. As so as I start to release the clutch there is a pop and the gear starts to grind. It does this in all gears including reverse. The shift linkage under the car looks fine. I hope I don't have to pull the transmission to solve this problem. Do you guys have any ideas? I can put it in gear no problem but it immediately pops out of gear when I start to release the clutch, even as I hold the shifter in place.
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Old 09-27-2018, 03:27 PM   #17 (permalink)
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It was the CV axel. First time I had a CV axel act like then when it failed.
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Old 09-27-2018, 03:31 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Huh!

I've never had a CV fail.

Usually they give you lots of warning with clicking noises when the steering is turned sharp under load, or if there's a vibration in the driveline while driving.
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Old 09-27-2018, 04:03 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I know, that was what was so strange. There was no prior clicking, and when it gave out, it just made a gear teeth grinding sound, almost like a starter slip. But surely enough I set up a camera under the car and one half spins while the wheel stays still.
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Old 10-21-2018, 04:02 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Curious where you're at with this now. And how do you like the swift? I've been looking for a small commuter and I don't want to sacrifice my 2001 GTI to the hypermiler life. It's too fun.

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