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RE: 200T Suspension Problems

Check the upper strut bearing.  I had a bad one with the exact symptoms
you mentioned.
chris perry

>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Gorman, Ken  (PA62) [SMTP:Ken.Gorman@ftw1.honeywell.com]
>Sent:	Friday, October 03, 1997 4:58 AM
>To:	'quattro@coimbra.ans.net'
>Subject:	200T Suspension Problems
>List experts:
>Problem: 1990 Audi 200 - Clunking noise near or around driver's side
>front wheel when hitting bumps.  Clunking is more noticeable when
>turning left (essentially unweighting the driver's side and compressing
>the passenger side).  The clunking is evident going over bumps while
>going straight.  The clunking is not heard while turning right (driver
>side is weighted ).  The clunking noise sounds like something is loose.
>Investigation:  Jacked the car up and visually inspected control arms,
>tie rod ends, struts.  They "appear" ok.  I tried pulling on the tire to
>see if it was loose.  It wouldn't move.  I'm not an expert in suspension
>related components, so what may appear "OK" to me may not be.  
>What else can I check - and what are the proper procedures for
>diagnosing this noise.  
>Thanks for any suggestions.
>Ken Gorman
>Honeywell, Inc. - Industrial Automation and Control
>1100 Virginia Drive - Mail Stop 105
>Fort Washington, PA  19034
>Phone (215) 641-3390    Fax (215) 641-3850
>e-mail: Ken.Gorman@iac.honeywell.com