[s-cars] Front Suspension clunking (still)
HOOG23 at aol.com
Wed Sep 7 20:23:44 EDT 2005
I am undergoing the exact same issues with my stock 77k mile '95. Makes
the "clunk" under the exact same circumstances.
I took it to my trusty independent audi mechanic and he said that it was the
steering rack. However the extended warranty company did not want to
reimburse me for a oem remanufactured rack - only a "rebuilt" rack that they would
only supply (big difference in price). After spending about 3 hrs on the
phone with them my mechanic (got pissed off and) suggested I go to the audi
dealer were I bought it and the extended warranty (Fairfield Audi) and that they
would most likely only replace the rack with OEM.
So I took it to Audi of Fairfield and they tell me that its the front struts
(not strut mounts/bearings) and not the rack. So anyway they replaced the
struts and did an alignment (steering wheel is now crooked even after I
brought it back a 2nd time) and it still makes the same exact "clunk." Only
consolidation is that I now have two new struts and an alignment for $120 out of
So I'm still in the same boat. Maybe there are no more senior mechanics who
still specialize in our older vehicles at the dealers any more?
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