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Re: front end clunking noise

I've got a 5kt in the shop right now exhibiting this behavior, including
the steering kick. On disassembly, it turns out the right shock shaft can
be tilted back and forth about ten degrees. New shocks should be here this
morning. I'll post how it turns out...

88 80Q

> From: STEADIRIC@aol.com
> To: dennisr@altia.com; quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: Re: front end clunking noise
> Date: Monday, June 30, 1997 9:15 PM
> dennisr@altia.com said:
> >A tighter car with a clunk in the front right.  It actually kicks the
> >steering wheel.  I'd be willing to bet that if you cruised down the road
> >at 45mph in third, and rolled gently on and off the gas, you'd feel a
> >kick in your steering wheel as well.
> That right there tells the answer.....
> Your Right Strut gland nut (the one that holds the damper in the strut 
> tube) is Loose, Very loose.  Get yourself a pair of Mondo big chanel 
> locks, jack the car up, raise the dust boot nad thighten that nut down.
> Later!
> Eric Fletcher S.O.C.
> St. Louis, MO
> STEADIRIC@aol.com