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Re: 90 CQ Front suspension noises...

Hmm, I also once had noises from the front suspension when
accelerating and braking at low speeds. My car is a '91 Audi 90 2.3E.
This car's anti-rollbar is connected to the strut housing by a metal
bar with a joint on each end. The sound was made by one of the joints
when the front of the car was moving up and down.
I took off the metal bar, put some oil on the joint, moved it around
in all directions and remounted the bar upside down. It's quiet now.

Does your sound occur when turning the steering wheel or when the
suspension moves in and out?


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-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: Chris Maresca <ckm@eainet.com>
An: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Datum: Donnerstag, 18. Juni 1998 19:20
Betreff: 90 CQ Front suspension noises...

>I just had new Koni's (missed Todd's cheap ones) and 2Bennett
>installed in the front of my '90 CQ.
>All this was done in the hope of fixing some of the supension noises
I was
>having (all other usual susp. have been replaced, e.g. upper strut
>bearings, misc. rubber bits, tie rod ends, nuts & bolts of various
>The supension noises are "twangs" that occur during low speed parking
>type manuevers.  All the new hardware in my car has not helped this
>My mechanic thinks that the OEM springs are turning slightly in the
>mounting "cups", perhaps because the springs are shot.  He suggested
>to pad either the spring or the "cup" to prevent the rotating and
hence the
>"twang".  Evidently, some Japanese cars have this.
>Does anyone have any other ideas what it might be?  Could it be CV
>making strange sounds (boots look OK)?  Front wheel bearings (no
>at wheel...)?
>Thanks for the help.
>'90 CQ