[s-cars] Suspension trouble
KBATPO at comcast.net
Fri Apr 7 21:00:17 EDT 2006
CaptMagu at aol.com wrote:
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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.
two turbo quattros
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