Hello guys, As you all know we restored our Maruti 800 to its original glory some time back.
LINK- Maruti 800 1992 Model Restoration
In that restoration work we concentrated only on body work and very less mechanical works.
During my this semester break when I came home and drove my car I heard various noises from the front end of the car. The noises were:-
Kat-kat:- only while turning the car
Dhak dhak- On bad roads
When I inspected the car I found both the axles to be faulty and thus producing that kat kat sound while turning.
The dhak dhak sound was due to faulty strut bush and lower arm bush.
Also the car pulled vigorously to right hand side which was due to faulty lower arm.
The steering also vibrated at speeds above 50 Km and there were noises from the steering unit also on bad roads.
The pickup of the car decreased and I found it difficult even to overtake any other car, this was due to faulty clutch plate.
I took it to our trusted MASS and they opened the whole suspension and steering unit and took out the engine and dismantled the gear box and took out the clutch plate and pressure plate. They were worn out and the clutch plate had clear signs of slipping.