Steering Wheel Knock Sound

Bhatti, Mohammed Mohammed.Bhatti at
Mon Dec 30 10:30:24 EST 2002


That I didn't check.  Ok, assuming that I have a problem here, do I need to
replace the struts?

Loose wheel bolts i.e. I didn't need monkey lad brute force strength to
loosen the wheel bolts.  They came loose fairly easily, more so than I had
expected especially after having taken the car to the local tire shop to
have the tires balanced.

And now that I think about it some more, the steering wheel knock sound was
more of a clunk.

Anyway, thanks for the advice.  I'll be looking into this some more.

88 80q

-----Original Message-----
From: james accordino
To: Bhatti, Mohammed; 'George Harris '; 'quattro at '
Sent: 12/28/2002 1:35 AM
Subject: RE: Steering Wheel Knock Sound

--- "Bhatti, Mohammed" <Mohammed.Bhatti at>
> only thing that I noticed was that the wheel bolts
> were a tad loose.

Loose wheel bolts?  Yikes!

> I
> re-tightened the strut housing bolts and checked all
> the other bolts.
> Re-mounted wheels and re-tightened.

I'm pretty sure he was talking about tears in the
rubber of the strut mount which will allow metal to
metal contact.  Usually the steel bushing to the
cutout.  Turn it to lock and look carefully at the
rubber of the mount under the little plastic cover.
(If they're still there.)

Jim Accordino

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