[A4] Rear suspension clunk/rattle
b5quattro at shaw.ca
Sun Jun 27 23:28:33 EDT 2004
I recently had Stasis Tracksport coilovers installed on my S4, and it's been great so far. That is until 2 days ago, when I started hearing clunking/rattling coming from the rear when I drove over bumps, mostly on the driver side. The noise isn't that bad, normally I can't hear it with the windows closed, but when they're opened, you can definitely hear it.
I did a search in the AW archive and looked through the coilovers install tech article, seems like the most probable cause are the 4 bolts attaching the rear shock tower to the body are loose. Well I checked them this afternoon and they're all tight and I re-torqued them to 41 ft-lb for good measure. I test drove afterwards, and the rattle/clunk is still there, right when the rear wheels go over the bumps.
Can anyone enlighten me on what else can it be? My car's still under warranty, but since I have aftermarket suspension, I think the dealer will use it against me and relate all suspension stuff to the Stasis coilvers.
Thanks in advance and I really appreciate the input.
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