dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 20 14:03:51 EST 2002
I agree with the strut bearing assessment. And I think I need to clarify
"and another series of clunks that occur when the car is moving with the
wheels at full lock, again in either direction."
Probably more accurately "clicks." I've heard CV joints going bad, and
that's what the sound is reminescent of, but the reason I ask is anytime
I've heard bad CV's, the boots have been torn. And again, not my situation;
boots not perfect but not opened.
So, in summary there are two noises, one which concerns me more. That damn
Oh, and thrust bearings are only about 40k old.
>Sounds like the strut top thrust bearings are dry, such that they do not
>turn freely until sufficient suspension spring wind up torque is developed
>to cause the bearing to brake loose and release this spring torque with a
>"thunk". You must remove and disassemble the strut to get at this bearing,
>but it does not need replacing, just cleaning and relubing. See my Wheel
>Bearing Postmortem posting of 11/01.
> > From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at hotmail.com>
> > Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 10:35:05 -0800
> > To: Dale at TheMcCormacks.org, 200q20v at audifans.com
> > Subject: Re: CV's Worn?
> > Tie-rod ends are new as of about 30k miles ago. Been hearing a clunk
> > that side for while, and just attrbiuted it to strut bearings. So there
> > a clunk that happens when the wheel is turned while the car is
> > (I'm not too concerned with this one), and another series of clunks that
> > occur when the car is moving with the wheels at full lock, again in
> > direction.
> > If this is the CV joints, I'd be suprised as well. I've never replaced
> > just boots, and like I said the boot is not even opened to the
> > at this point.
> > Derek P
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