re. Rear End Clunk

benswann at benswann at
Fri Sep 12 19:04:19 EDT 2003


Yes, I replaced these to and experienced some improvement, for awhile.

Subframe mounting ultimately was isolated as the major area of movement.


[From: "Bernstein, Jeff" <Jeff.Bernstein at>
To: "'rms29 at'" <ssgacc at,>
Cc: "'200q20v at'" <200q20v at>
Subject: Rear End Clunk
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 06:49:39 -0500

All the type 44 cars that I have owned have had the clunk in the rear end
eventually.  It has always been the bushings on the rear transverse link.
We just did my son's car a few months ago.

There is a bushing on each side of the transverse link and either the front
or rear bushing flange (can't remember which one now) becomes deformed and

allows the transverse link to contact the washer on the mounting bolt.  It
seems like it has always been the right side transverse link for some
reason.  You can just replace the bushings and the noise will go away.

Jeff Bernstein
Canton, OH]

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