[Es2] worn control arm bushings after one week??

Dave Kase davekase at pdqlocks.com
Thu Aug 12 08:43:45 EDT 2004

My car had a clunk appear shortly after new control arm bushings were
installed.  They found a loose bolt.
You may ask them to go over the bolts that go through the bushings.

Dave Kase
'90 CQ - S2 look only for now

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ben Klumper" <bklumper at mdbworld.com>
To: "eS2 List" <es2 at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 6:21 PM
Subject: [Es2] worn control arm bushings after one week??

Hey guys,

I've had my car on the road for just a little over a week now and I've put
about 300 km's of city driving / 600 km's hiway and about 4-5 days ago a
single audible "clunk" started coming from the front end at really low speed
turns (like turning into a parking stall) and on medium
acceleration/decelerations. All suspension components are new, including oem
control arm bushings. So I brought the car back in to the place that did my
alignment and after confirming that everything was new and tight, they found
that the CA bushings seem to have too much give, causing the CA's to clunk
against the subframe. They are as surprised as I am. Can this possibly be
true? These guys are very respectable German car specialists and I trust
their judgement, but this seems whacky!

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