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Re: front suspension noise--advice needed


I don't know if this is applicable to the type 44, but I just corrected a
distinct and increasing looseness (and noticeable clunk) in the front end
of my CGT by tightening loose ball joint attachment bolts.  

Just a thought.

On Thu, 23 Sep 1999 22:19:36 -0400 Phil Rose <pjrose@servtech.com>
> Lately, when I turn the steering wheel even slightly when the car is 
> at
> rest or just taking off ('91 200q), there is often a distinct pop or 
> thunk
> that seems to come from the right side strut. I hear this noise 
> whether the
> wheel is turned right or left (although it's not noticeable while 
> the car
> is at speed). When I listened for it today with the hood up while 
> someone
> turned the steering wheel, I could distinctly hear a ringing sound
> (coil-spring vibrating?) along with the thunk.
> Is this kind of noise typical of a bad strut bearing? The strut 
> pieces are
> probably original and at 110k miles.  When/if I replace the bearings 
> (on
> sale this week at TPC), should all the other bits between the 
> bearing and
> the spring be renewed as well?
> Phil Rose				Rochester, NY
> '91 200q				mailto:pjrose@servtech.com
> '89 100

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