[Author Prev][Author Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Author Index][Thread Index]

Re: Questions about 4000cs

> From: audistuff@juno.com (Paul R Anderson)
> On Tue, 21 Oct 1997 01:31:17 -0400 (EDT) Elmbark@aol.com writes:
> >front end slams down every time that Igo over rough road(it hits
> >hard-Why?
> ...
>  When I jack the car up, the strut/spring assy. drops
> until it is caught by the big stepped washer on top.  I never could
> figure out why but it never caused me much trouble.  If anyone knows,
> I would like to know the answer too.

The strut bearing in the front strut assembly is worn out. Also check if the
lower ball-joints are o.k., looseness at the top could mask looseness at the
bottom. If you already have the struts apart, you might as well think about
replacing the shock cartridges to save on labour. Also have your front wheel
alignment checked/adjusted (camber and toe-in) at the end.

Good luck, Peter

Peter E. Orban
National Research Council of Canada
e-mail: peter.orban@nrc.ca