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RE: 200T Suspension Problems
I would guess that it may be the strut bearing.
> From: Aleksander Mierzwa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "'Gorman, Ken (PA62)'" <Ken.Gorman@ftw1.honeywell.com>,
> "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: RE: 200T Suspension Problems
> Date: Fri, 3 Oct 1997 15:29:18 +0200
> I have exactly the same problem on my 5K. No visible worn components in
> the suspension. I replaced the strut mounts, which were starting to
> detoriate - no help. I was trying to adjust the steering gear - no help.
> I have less than 20K miles on new Sachs gas shocks. So I join Ken in the
> plea for help - what can it be???
> Aleksander Mierzwa
> Warsaw, Poland
> 87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
> 88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
> 91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Gorman, Ken (PA62) [SMTP:Ken.Gorman@ftw1.honeywell.com]
> > Sent: Friday, October 03, 1997 12:58 PM
> > To: 'email@example.com'
> > 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.
> > Regards,
> > Ken
> > 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