hey guys, i have a 96 civic that had an almost complete front suspension remake/replacement due to a very costly accident. i got it back from repairs today and noticed some wierd noise coming from the front end. due to the low frequency kind of sound, i cant quite isolate which side. the following is what i can share about it:
when i turn right, the car complies, but i feel an intense vibration from under the hood, and it sounds like something is rubbing.
when i rev in neutral there is no sound. barely audible when i turn left and drive forward. car feels balanced generally.
but from no sound to the left,
when i turn the wheel to the middle there is moderate sound that increases only when im accelerating (ie when the rpm increases so does the volume of sound and the intensity of vibration). it has nothing to do with the speed. if im at 70kmph, and in 4th gear (low rpm) there is less sound. but at 70 still in second gear (high rpm) there is tons of sound and vibration. it sounds almost like a performance exhaust.
when im turning right even at low rpm there is lots of noise and its quite loud...
when i say "turn" i only described fully cut to one side, but it does it through the whole arc.
also the sound only comes if the car is moving. though not if im fully cut to the left. or rather it might be there, just very low.
i'd really be grateful if some one could shed some light on this...