[V8] Front end clunk when backing up

Ingo Rautenberg i.rautenberg at waratap.com
Wed May 31 08:55:46 EDT 2006

IME the large strut retaining nut that keeps the strut in the strut  
housing often isn't tight enough.  Use a chain wrench to check.  Best  
to remove wheel, but keep compression on strut assembly with floor  
jack or jackstand.  Other areas to check would be the bolts for the  
front inner tie rod bushings.


'84 urq - '91 V8 5 spd - '93 V8 - '90 V8 (project)

On May 31, 2006, at 8:00 AM, Thomas Barbera wrote:

> Fellow v8 fans,
> I am getting a right front clunk when I back up out of
> a space and hit the brakes.  Everything is new up
> front including spring (H&R, just replaced because it
> broke!), tie rod end, and control arm.  I just checked
> all of the bolts, everything is tight.  Is it possible
> my strut cartridge (Bilstein) is bad?  It only happens
> when I apply the brakes backing up at a certain angle.
>  Anyone ever encouter this?  Thanks in advance.
> Tom B.
> '91 V8Q 5spd
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