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Old 09/11/2009, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Clunking noise in rear when going over bumps

ok so this is a problem that has been going on for awhile and its annoying!!!

I "believe" it started after one of the coldest days in the winter. Its almost like something in the rear suspension locked up. I know its not the struts I had those replace because when my mechanic tried to take off the rear springs they were like jammed on.

I googled my problem and the best answer was the connector plate from the strut to the car itself, but that was also check...

Any ideas would be very helpful in fixing this problem!!!!
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Old 09/14/2009, 12:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1. Check to make sure your spare tire is tightly secured to the floor.

In your opinion, was your mechanic reliable? Do you think he did an adequate job checking everything? Springs should not be "jammed on" to their seats. If memory serves me correctly, there should be a pad between the spring and the connector plate. Also, check all your rear bushings. A busted bushing could cause a clucking sound.
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1) STRUT 2) HUB and BEARING 3) KNUCKLE
4) UPPER CONTROL ARM 5) FRONT ARM 6) FRONT BUSHINGS
7) REAR ARM 8) TRAILING ARM 9) COIL SPRING
10) DUST SHIELD 11) STRUT BUMPER 12) CUP
13) SPRING INSULATOR 14) STRUT MOUNT 15) STABILIZER BAR
16) BUSHINGS 17) BRACKET 18) LINK
19) CROSSMEMBER

there is a breakdown of what SHOULD be there. it is from:
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tha might help you to make sure you even have all the parts.

zakmartin, the part you were referring to is the spring insulator, i think. so memory does serve well.
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Get underneath of it and see if anything loose/broken. In the future don't assume that just because you had something replaced that it's completely out of the equation. If someone comes to me after taking there car someone else and says oh I just had this replaced at so and so's garage, that's the first thing I check. I'd say more than half of the time that's there problem. He could have left out the rubber bushing between the spring and the strut top. He could have forgot to tighten the bolt down all the way. 100 things that could have went wrong with the strut replacement.
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spray some wd40 on your rear endlinks and drive over a bump. If the noise goes away or is diminished you need new ones (the wd40 wont last)
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Get underneath of it and see if anything loose/broken. In the future don't assume that just because you had something replaced that it's completely out of the equation. If someone comes to me after taking there car someone else and says oh I just had this replaced at so and so's garage, that's the first thing I check. I'd say more than half of the time that's there problem. He could have left out the rubber bushing between the spring and the strut top. He could have forgot to tighten the bolt down all the way. 100 things that could have went wrong with the strut replacement.
This. Check his work. I had to double check my own work, because I had this exact problem.
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