[s-cars] Suspension trouble

Igor Kessel KBATPO at comcast.net
Fri Apr 7 21:00:17 EDT 2006

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the white Low Flying Object™ has developed a clunk in the right front 
corner. It only happens when a) I turn to the left and b) the suspension 
is unloaded. In other words, only when doing a sharp left turn over a 
dip on the right or over the "lying polizei" under the right front wheel.

The lower control arms and their bushings are fairly new. Ron Whiton and 
the yours truly have replaced them in our respective cars side by side 
in my garage a couple of years ago. All 4 antisway bar bushings were 
replaced at the same time. The shocks were replaced  last autumn 
courtesy of the Bilstein lifetime warranty. Everything was torqued to spec.
However both ball joint dust caps are torn... mind you on the new lower 
control arms. The OEM ones had served proudly for 7 years. The 
aftermarket replacements (Löbro) lasted for only 2 years. However the 
ball joints seem to be in a good shape. I couldn't get them to move with 
a Big A$$ Pry Bar™ with the strut spring unloaded.

Puzzled... or lazy... or both. I hate suspension work.

Igor Kessel
two turbo quattros

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