[V8] rear end clunk- any BTDT?

Ingo Rautenberg i.rautenberg at waratap.com
Sun Sep 17 10:34:19 EDT 2006

I'll second that one.  That's the one (actually two pieces on each  
end) -- that attaches underneath the rocket panel with three 17mm?  
nuts.  You'll likely find that the pieces will fall apart when you  
remove them.  The other bad ones are (though they aren't so noisy)  
the inner trapezoidal bushings.  I bet those are bad, too.

Just a heads-up.


On Sep 17, 2006, at 9:36 AM, Kneale Brownson wrote:

> Front bushing on the trapezoid arms are famous for making such noises.
> At 09:21 AM 9/17/2006 -0400, J123fs at aol.com wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> I have a nice clunk on the rear end of my V8. Pass side- mostly on  
>> rebound,
>> like the shock mount was loose or broken spring- but, I have neither.
>> I replaced the rear traverse link (some might call it a upper  
>> control arm)
>> as there was play in it. But after the repair there is still the  
>> clunk
> coming
>> from the rear- seemingly on rebound, not compression of the shock,  
>> though  it
>> seems a little better, as I have removed some slop from back there.
>> I then removed the Bilstein to see of the mounting nuts of shaft  
>> where
>> loose- they where not. I also articulated the rear control arm and  
>> did
>> notice  some
>> plat on the rearmost bushing.
>> Any ideas out there?
>> As a firm believer of doing the easy stuff first (rear upper  
>> link), has
>> anyone had the same issue that they resolved, I do not want just  
>> start
>> replacing
>> bushings pel-mel.
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