4kq clunking

Aaron Sherrick aaron at eurekalubricants.com
Sun Aug 4 22:43:09 EDT 2002

My beloved 4kq has been exhibiting some clunking noises from underneath.  It
started to happen occasionally (like when I would corner hard or something),
and it wasn't that loud.  Now, it happens all the time.  The clunking sound
happens on nearly any weight transition (fore, aft, right side, left side).
If I'm stopped, and I give the car a moderate amount of gas I'll get a
clunk.  When I'm driving, and I let off the gas to decelerate I'll get a
clunk.  Practically any time I corner I'll get a clunk.  It's hard to pin
point where the noise is coming from.  It sounds like it's in the front
suspension, possibly on the passenger side.  One of friends (who is more
knowledgeable than I) suggested it might be a CV joint on its way out.  Any
ideas?  I'm really afraid the car is going to let me sit somewhere.

'86 4kq

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