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    I'm thinking of replacing the majority of my car's suspension because the noises are starting to get worrying.
    I've had bad experiences with "suspension specialists" before. So this time I plan to buy the parts myself from an auto supply.
    Problem is, i'm not 100% sure what the parts are called, and how much of each part i need, so i'm looking for guidance.

    Here's what I know so far for the front end of the car (1997 honda civic vti automatic):

    - Upper Control Arm
    - Lower Control Arm
    - CV Joint
    - Axle boots
    - Tie Rod
    - Rack End
    - Stab Link
    - Coil Spring
    - Shock Absorber

    Please, correct me if i'm wrong or missing something here.
    If you can also tell me the rear suspension part names, please do!

    Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by neoson9999 View Post
    I'm thinking of replacing the majority of my car's suspension because the noises are starting to get worrying.
    I've had bad experiences with "suspension specialists" before. So this time I plan to buy the parts myself from an auto supply.
    Problem is, i'm not 100% sure what the parts are called, and how much of each part i need, so i'm looking for guidance.

    Here's what I know so far for the front end of the car (1997 honda civic vti automatic):

    - Upper Control Arm
    - Lower Control Arm
    - CV Joint
    - Axle boots
    - Tie Rod
    - Rack End
    - Stab Link
    - Coil Spring
    - Shock Absorber

    Please, correct me if i'm wrong or missing something here.
    If you can also tell me the rear suspension part names, please do!

    Thanks guys!
    add mo pa yung shock mount, stabilizer bar bushing at engine supports

    rack and pinion assembly / power steering minsan maingay din pag luma na or malaki na ang play / gap ng rack gear sa pinion gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by yapoy86 View Post
    add mo pa yung shock mount, stabilizer bar bushing at engine supports

    rack and pinion assembly / power steering minsan maingay din pag luma na or malaki na ang play / gap ng rack gear sa pinion gear
    Noted on the shock mount, stabilizer bar bushing, and engine supports.

    Bale rack and pinion assembly po pala tawag dun at hindi "rack end" ?

    Thanks po

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    Quote Originally Posted by neoson9999 View Post
    Noted on the shock mount, stabilizer bar bushing, and engine supports.

    Bale rack and pinion assembly po pala tawag dun at hindi "rack end" ?

    Thanks po
    rack end as the word suggests.. connecting the rack gear to the tie rod. rack and pinion assembly is the steering gear itself...

    tie rod < rack end < rack and pinion > rack end > tie rod

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    Quote Originally Posted by yapoy86 View Post
    rack end as the word suggests.. connecting the rack gear to the tie rod. rack and pinion assembly is the steering gear itself...

    tie rod < rack end < rack and pinion > rack end > tie rod

    ahhh! now it makes sense.. kinda! but yeah, i think i can visualize it now.

    thank you for the explanation!

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    dont you have a catalogue and illustration of front and rear suspension system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by neoson9999 View Post
    ahhh! now it makes sense.. kinda! but yeah, i think i can visualize it now.

    thank you for the explanation!
    try mo check ng part codes here PartSouq Auto Parts Around the World just enter your VIN and if its included in their database, you can see the exact part numbers for easy part sourcing..

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    Ikaw ba ang gagawa? or gagawin ng mechanic sa house mo?

    You can also do it the old fashioned way

    Kalasin yung parts then dahin mo sa auto-supply ("boss, meron kayo nito?")

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice15 View Post
    Ikaw ba ang gagawa? or gagawin ng mechanic sa house mo?

    You can also do it the old fashioned way

    Kalasin yung parts then dahin mo sa auto-supply ("boss, meron kayo nito?")
    i thought,
    "old-fashioned way" meant bringing the car to banawe and...
    heh heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr. d View Post
    i thought,
    "old-fashioned way" meant bringing the car to banawe and...
    heh heh.
    I didn't recommend that as he mentioned that he had a bad experience with a "specialist" before.

    Pero when I was younger, we changed bushings and shocks of our cars on the 10th year
    (I've read from SG, Thai and MY sites that they try to have theirs changed on the 5th year)

    So basically, kalas then bring all the old parts you need sa trusted auto-supply and my favorite question... "meron kayo nito?"

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