Left Front Clunk

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Fri Feb 21 15:08:56 EST 2003


With new shocks installed thru the tower, I'd first check the shock
retaining nut on the top of the strut tube.  You may have to remove the
strut to tighten it sufficiently.

Next likely, it could be the upper strut thrust bearing, also requiring
strut removal to get at.  See my Wheel Bearing Postmortum of a year or so

If there is steering loosness or a steeriang clunk coming from the center of
the car. check tie rod ends, bolts to rack, and rack clearance adjustment.


> From: Bryan Foster <bfoster at bu.edu>
> Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 17:16:10 -0500 (EST)
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Left Front Clunk
> Listers,
> Recently my 200 20V has developed a clunking noise coming from the
> driver's
> front suspension when riding over potholes/bumps.  At first I noticed that
> the clunk was only occurring when I was turning right and going over a
> bump.  Now it is happening over large bumps when going straight and
> smaller bumps when turning right.  Only significant history is that I
> replaced the shocks all around with Boge 1000 miles ago.  However, I used
> the special tools to drop the front struts in through the towers (didnt
> touch the strut assembly).
> Do these symptoms point to anything particular that may need replacing in
> your experience?
> As always, TIA,
> Bryan Foster
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