shock noise

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Mon Dec 22 12:16:01 PST 2008

My failing transverse links have always squeaked in warning, never  
clunked. Those ball joints would have to be sloppy loose to clunk!  
Since I‘ve started to relube these ball jionts, no more failures.  
Also this TL is a common and cheap part at your AW and either end can  
be replaced.


On Dec 21, 2008, at 10:25 AM, Phil Rose wrote:

> At 3:09 PM -0500 12/20/08, Daniel Wing wrote:
>> Don't spring for shocks until you are absolutely, positively SURE it
>> is not just the bushings in the lower arm of the rear suspension.
>> That is what clunks in my rig have always been, here in bumpy dirt
>> road Vermont. Lots cheaper, and it will burn you up to replace the
>> shocks and still have it clunk.
> Another common source of rear suspension clunking is from a worn
> "camber link"--in either the upper or lower part of the linkage (but
> replacement is available only as a complete link). Test these links
> for excessive play by getting the rear tire up in the air (e.g. car
> on lift) and pulling strongly(!) upwards on the bottom of the tire.
> Phil
> -- 
> Phil Rose.....Rochester, NY USA
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> '91 200q	(156K, Lago blue)
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