Front end Noise Need help!

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    Hahahaha, thanks guys, much appreciated.

    Its all back together.

    And after thinking having my brakes on for over three years and about 40 2+ hours trips there would be some wear, they looked just as new as the ones I got in the mail Tuesday. So, I'll be putting them on the rack with my other cars parts for future brake work.

    Now, about the calipers. Drivers side looked to be original and had a stuck guide pin, the grease was no longer grease haha. The passenger side came apart very easily. Surprising because that side was the one with a little lag in it.

    Here's one for the records. When ever ordering sway bar end links, don't assume they come in pairs ;)
    My other end link will be here Tuesday :)
    Which is odd because the last set I ordered came in pairs, huh, go figure.

    Haven't driven it yet but, when I do, I'll report how everything went.
    Going to go eat now.

    Thanks again for everyone's assistance, its always much appreciated.
     
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    That means the threads are so rusted and seized it wasn't coming out anyway. I love the impact screwdriver, especially when it is a phillips head, because it drives the 4 blades in deep in the head and rattles the threads that are rusted at the same time. If the head then strips out anyway, the threads are rusted badly. Break it all off or drill it out and move on.
     
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    "The most interesting man in the world" knows his $hit!!!!!!
     
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    They strip screw heads real easy though, especially stainless steel which I see a lot of at work. They don’t necessarily need to be seized or rusted. You need to know when to use a penetrant first. I have been using impacts at work since they came out many years ago. Like any tool, they have their place. Inexperienced users can put a screw in so tight they will never get it back out. Gotta be careful.
     
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    Its been about 23 days and the noise is still there.
    I have driven it daily since the install and thought I may have heard it but then I never heard it again. Until today, it's there for sure. I'm stumped and kinda pissed.
     
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    Maybe install those new brake pads you put on the shelf and see if it goes away.
     
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    I will schedule that in asap. May just put the new ones on.

    I'm wondering, since the sway bar end links were not the correct height, could that have put some extra wear on the sway bar bushings that mount to the frame? Causing premature wear. I don't think the sway bar bushings would cause any kind of noise though.

    The noise sounds like an empty can. I'll have to set up my GoPro under there somehow and see if I can get it on video.
     
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    That shouldn't affect the bushings, it just makes your swaybar less effective because it's not parallel to the ground.
     
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    Is the sound dependent more on the speed of the vehicle or on the roughness of the road? Does it change for the better or worse when you turn, like it did before? Does it only happen when you apply the brakes or does it go away when you apply the brakes or is it independent of the brakes? Does it seem to be more pronounced on one side of the vehicle or the other? Maybe have your wife drive it up and down the street turning side to side and hitting and letting off the brakes while you stand/walk beside it on both sides and listen to see if you can tell which side its loudest on. Or ride with the windows down to listen switching from being the driver with your head out the window to being the passenger with your head out the window. My neighbors have gotten used to seeing me do strange things trying to figure out where noises are coming from on vehicles that I am working on.

    If it appears to be a noise associated with the rotation of the wheel and not the travel of your suspension, and is still around after you put the new pads on, I would not dismiss the possibility that you got a bad hub. That is why it would be interesting to know more about the sound's location and what, if anything, seems to affect it. A bad bearing is not unheard of in a new hub. Also, it is not unheard of for a hub to have excessive run-out where the flange isn't perpendicular to the axis or rotation. That can mimic a warped rotor. They actually sell tapered shims for this reason.

    Sorry to throw a bunch of questions at you, but I have been in your shoes before and it can be very frustrating. I have learned to just be methodical and take things step by step to rule things in or out as possible causes.
     
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