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RE: 200T Suspension Problems
Check the upper strut bearing. I had a bad one with the exact symptoms
>From: Gorman, Ken (PA62) [SMTP:Ken.Gorman@ftw1.honeywell.com]
>Sent: Friday, October 03, 1997 4:58 AM
>Subject: 200T Suspension Problems
>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.
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