Irish Subaru Drivers Club Forum - Powered by vBulletin

#

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 37

Thread: Hawk sti issues

  1. #1
    Sunday Drivers
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    4

    Hawk sti issues

    Hi, the auto levelling lights and headlight washers are not working, lots of confusing info when I googled it. could it be a fuse?
    Also, the rear driver side has developed a knock, only when driving over small sharp bumps.. I have read this is a common problem, and some grease somewhere on the shock or strut sorts it.
    anybody have similar issues, or could shed some light on it for me?

  2. #2
    Member Number 935
    Full ISDC Members 2015
    tommy 555's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    wicklow
    Posts
    11,772
    Thanks
    459
    Thanked 1,356 Times in 827 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    35
    sounds like the auto headlight leveling sensors have packed up .

    one on drivers side suspension strut and on rear strut also .

    front one packet up on mine few years ago . water and grit got into it . new prices are crazy so got 2 from a breaker in the UK.

    washer jets might be loose or leaking pipe or possibly related to leveling sensor either .

    spray a bit of white lithium grease on rear strut for quick fix to knocking . lift up booth and spray on chrome part of shock . expensive fix is kyb shock . got em on mine and never a knock since .
    Built By Ali ,,,,,, Mapped By Bob,,,,,, Driven by Tommy ,,,, 2006 STi

  3. #3
    Member Number 935
    Full ISDC Members 2015
    tommy 555's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    wicklow
    Posts
    11,772
    Thanks
    459
    Thanked 1,356 Times in 827 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    35
    when you start the car and turn on the lights do they raise up and back down again ?
    Built By Ali ,,,,,, Mapped By Bob,,,,,, Driven by Tommy ,,,, 2006 STi

  4. #4
    Member Number 2766
    ISDC Club Treasurer
    scoobysub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    kilkenny
    Posts
    11,061
    Thanks
    1,717
    Thanked 1,893 Times in 1,248 Posts
    Rides
    1
    Rep Power
    10
    As above on the auto level sensor knocking could be a droplink or as Tommy knocking shocks
    colin, richard, bertie, frank, gone but not forgotten.

    Peter marks account Reopened in Style!!!

  5. #5
    Sunday Drivers
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    4
    Thanks for the replies. No the lights don't move at all when starting. low beams are down to the lowest too so are not great at night. The auto level light on the dash goes out after a few seconds when i switch on the ignition, so I am getting no warning light.

    The washer jets for the lights dont even pop out when i press the washer button, no noise. So thought it might of been a blown fuse or something. This would fail the nct? will have a go at the shock. cheers

  6. #6
    Member Number 935
    Full ISDC Members 2015
    tommy 555's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    wicklow
    Posts
    11,772
    Thanks
    459
    Thanked 1,356 Times in 827 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    35
    would imagine it's a fail as they checked the headlamp washers Kong mine last 2 nct tests .

    say you most likely need a new sensor and all will come back to life
    Built By Ali ,,,,,, Mapped By Bob,,,,,, Driven by Tommy ,,,, 2006 STi

  7. #7
    Full ISDC Club Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    314
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 43 Times in 26 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    12
    if you google the auto level sensor ..i seen them online somewhere the other day quite cheap new .. complete with mounting bracket and pivot arm .. for around £100 stg .. just cant remember wer i seen them ..

    the knock on rear .. in most cases that ive seen , its the rear roll bar bushes that go ..
    www.aliburrowsmotorsport.com

  8. #8
    Member Number 935
    Full ISDC Members 2015
    tommy 555's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    wicklow
    Posts
    11,772
    Thanks
    459
    Thanked 1,356 Times in 827 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    35
    £100 , that's less than half what I seen new ones going for . bargain
    Built By Ali ,,,,,, Mapped By Bob,,,,,, Driven by Tommy ,,,, 2006 STi

  9. #9
    Sunday Drivers
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    4
    this is what I found so far
    http://www.importcarparts.co.uk/part...y=&searchPart=

    they have the rear one too.
    So would the sensors cause the washers to fail too? Will have a look at the bushes too. thanks for the help lads

  10. #10
    Member Number 935
    Full ISDC Members 2015
    tommy 555's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    wicklow
    Posts
    11,772
    Thanks
    459
    Thanked 1,356 Times in 827 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    35
    That's the job .

    try front first and see if it works . no point spending out on back if front will do it.
    Built By Ali ,,,,,, Mapped By Bob,,,,,, Driven by Tommy ,,,, 2006 STi

  11. #11
    Sunday Drivers
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    4
    So only getting around to getting this back on the road. Let it in for the Nct to see if anything would show up, the noise was a knackered shock. So I will have to sort that.
    There was something up with emissions too, lambda was 1.57. And they failed me on noise with the bung in the *****.

    So they say the exhaust is leaking. I think I know where, would that cause the lambda to be so far out?

  12. #12
    Sunday Drivers
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    4
    Oh yes, I fixed the Headlight washers. Took the bumper off and the small pump. It was just seized so took that apart, gave a clean and it sorted it. Didn't do anything with the auto level problem, but the lights passed the Nct at least.

  13. #13
    Member Number 2766
    ISDC Club Treasurer
    scoobysub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    kilkenny
    Posts
    11,061
    Thanks
    1,717
    Thanked 1,893 Times in 1,248 Posts
    Rides
    1
    Rep Power
    10
    You sure it's the shock as they knock even when a few months old haven't seen them fail unless with big milage
    Aways just binding as the grease goes hard .
    colin, richard, bertie, frank, gone but not forgotten.

    Peter marks account Reopened in Style!!!

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to scoobysub For This Useful Post:

    ap993 (12-06-2017)

  15. #14
    Sunday Drivers
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    4
    The Nct man said there was oil leaking from the shock, and there was a big imbalance. Will have a look at the readings later

  16. #15
    Member Number 2766
    ISDC Club Treasurer
    scoobysub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    kilkenny
    Posts
    11,061
    Thanks
    1,717
    Thanked 1,893 Times in 1,248 Posts
    Rides
    1
    Rep Power
    10
    Ok it's gone then if there's oil leaking from it
    colin, richard, bertie, frank, gone but not forgotten.

    Peter marks account Reopened in Style!!!

  17. The Following User Says Thank You to scoobysub For This Useful Post:

    ap993 (12-06-2017)

  18. #16
    Sunday Drivers
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    4
    OK cheers, seeing as it's an aftermarket setup. Can you get shocks refurbed? Will have to find out the setup I have

  19. #17
    Commitee Member / ISDC Event Organizer GORDON GT SERIES II's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    offaly
    Posts
    6,658
    Thanks
    1,454
    Thanked 1,300 Times in 923 Posts
    Rides
    1
    Rep Power
    28
    Post up some pics man someone will help

  20. The Following User Says Thank You to GORDON GT SERIES II For This Useful Post:

    ap993 (12-06-2017)

  21. #18
    Octane Boostaholics
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    4,057
    Thanks
    306
    Thanked 1,008 Times in 607 Posts
    Rides
    2
    Rep Power
    22
    Exhaust leak will throw the lambda sensor off, would replace/repair exhaust and good spirited drive for retest

    Should see a reduction on the lambda

  22. The Following User Says Thank You to Mad Paddy RS For This Useful Post:

    ap993 (12-06-2017)

  23. #19
    Sunday Drivers
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    56
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 10 Times in 9 Posts
    Rides
    0
    Rep Power
    4
    Will post pics when I get a chance tomorrow. They are BC coil overs according to the previous owner

  24. #20
    Commitee Member / ISDC Event Organizer GORDON GT SERIES II's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    offaly
    Posts
    6,658
    Thanks
    1,454
    Thanked 1,300 Times in 923 Posts
    Rides
    1
    Rep Power
    28
    Of they're bc they can be rebuilt send them to bc UK

  25. The Following User Says Thank You to GORDON GT SERIES II For This Useful Post:

    ap993 (12-06-2017)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •