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anyone notice a change in their alignment after loosening and re-torquing the rack? just looking for all possible fixes or anything i will have to do before or after doing this procedure?
 

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Thanks!

Don't know if this was posted yet, but there has been a lot of steering pop threads.

Service Bulletin 09-028 Dated July 16, 2009

Clunking, Popping, or Clicking Noise From the Front While Turning

SYMPTOM
There is a clunk, pop, or click coming from the front of the vehilce when making a left or right turn at slow speeds.

PROBABLE CAUSE
The steering gearbox mounting bolts are not torqued correctly.

VEHICLES AFFECTED

2008 Civic
From VIN 2HGFA1...8H516998 thru
2HGFA1...8H599999
From VIN 2HGFG1...8H546508 thru
2HGFG1...8H599999
From VIN 2HGFA5...8H705832 thru
2HGFA5...8H799999
From VIN 2HGFG2...8H704505 thru
2HGFG2...8H799999
2009 Civic
From VIN 2HGFA1...9H500000 thru
2HGFA1...9H525040
From VIN 2HGFG1...9H500000 thru
2HGFG1...9H539364
From VIN 2HGFA5...9H700000 thru
2HGFA5...9H708331
From VIN 2HGFG2...9H700000 thru
2HGFG2...9H704887

CORRECTIVE ACTION
Retorque the steering gearbox mounting bolts.
I just wanted to say thanks. I know this is an old post but I recently picked up my 08 Si from an Acura dealership and had the same exact issue. I showed them the tsb and they fixed it right away.
 

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Sorry for bumping an old thread.
I don't see my VIN in the list of the affected vehicles on TSB, but I THINK that it is indeed my problem.

I'm including a video so if anyone can confirm that the clunk I'm hearing is because of the shifting steering rack I can try to ask the dealer to perform the TSB or if everything fails, lift the car and do it myself, although I would rather have someone more experienced deal with my steering just to be on the safe side.

 

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I've had this issue since I got the car @ 11k Km's.
Now have 167k Km's and its still there.

Low speeds in parking lots, gets louder when cold outside.

Swapped suspension with HFP @ around 60k km's. Didn't make a difference.
 

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Thank you for this thread! I have a clunking on my front left after a clutch change and am gonna hunt it down with the info in here this weekend.
 

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So I had a shop put in polyurethane steering mounts and they must have tightened down the bolts too hard. I have had a clunking for months before I finally Googled this problem.

I could only loosen 4 of the 6 bolts, but it worked! OMG, I was about ready to replace all the steering components.
 

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My 2010 Si has this exact problem. Not sure if TSB will apply. Taking it to dealer tomorrow.
 

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Took it to dealer today. They wouldn't do it on my 2010 per TSB. Charged me $62 and did it. Car is perfect.
 
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