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It's a sort of a washer on the A10's front struts. It's maybe about 1cm tall and is made of rubber and metal, I'm pretty sure it goes beneath the piece that holds the spring from the top, looking for a new one because the rubber is very worn so I can hear the suspension shifting around when I drive. Thanks!

 

Also sorry I can't post a picture of it I don't have to tools to get to it right now.

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I just learned TODAY about the new pic posting feature here!  Pull up a "reply" window.  Look down at lower left, says "drag files here to attach, or choose files" link.  I use "choose files" link, goes to your pics file on your computer/phone, choose pic!  This "drag files her......." does NOT appear until you open your own "reply" window.  Good luck! 

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54050-U0100 rebound bumper?  Is it pink? I had pink rubbery doughnuts up under the top hat. They crumbled apart.

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Well that looks like the correct location. It's just a bump stopper.

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Oh, I thought it was more important. I'm having two main issues, maybe you've encountered them on your adventures. When I turn the wheel, it sounds like the spring is slipping. The only way I can really describe the sound is it's like you hit a metal barrel with a hammer, just more muffled, it's a metal on metal sound with a lot of echoing. Also, my gland nut (the one that hold in the strut right?) keeps coming loose, resulting in a semi-constant rumble as the suspension is probably shifting around from the looseness. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I got a friend to hold the whole strut in place while I tightened it with a wrench and it felt perfect (apart from the spring sounds) while driving, but it loosened over time. Do I have to add copious amounts of thread locker or something? Or is there some other trick to tightening it? Thanks!  

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 Try turning from side to side while someone locates where the sound is coming from.

 

 

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Gland nut. I just tighten with a pipe wrench. 

 

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You have that inner O ring in place inside?

 

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The weight of the front end should be pushing down on the spring making it very hard to turn.

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Is it lowered so much the strut is bottomed out (fully compressed) and there's no weight on the spring?

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Is the other side carrying all the weight then? Are both coil overs adjusted evenly.

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Hey sorry it took me so long to get back to this topic. Both sides seem to be evenly distributed. There's also a rumbling sound as I drive as if something's loose, I've crawled under the car and can't figure out what it is though, I'm starting to think something with the strut may be broken, I've followed your guide on rebuilding them as well as a few others and I've done it about 5 times now but nothing changes. Is there any way to get a hold of new front struts for these cars? I can only find ones like these:https://technotoytuning.com/nissan/510/front-coilover-conversion-datsun-510. And I'm sure those would be fantastic, but those cost about as much as I payed for the car, and I'm not sure if I want to do that. Thanks! 

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What part of NM are you located in? If you are close I would be willing to swing by.

Might not be much help.

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That would be amazing but I'm over four hours from you and wouldn't want to give you any trouble. I have idea I was thinking of doing anyways though, I could just make a video of the issues I've been facing, maybe I could use my external microphone and have it next to the strut as I drive along as well. I'm sure looking at it in some form would be more helpful compared to me just rambling.  

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