[Vwdiesel] re: got one! Mysterious Thump

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Thu May 29 23:44:33 EDT 2003

> The car is overall EC, except for: The Mysterious Thump. The MT comes from
> the
>  passenger front corner, occurs when I hit a small/moderate bump. Sounds
> a ball joint ( though less frequent) or a loose strut mount, though VW
>  claims all is well with the front end, and can offer no constructive
advice (
>  big surprise ) other than " wait 'till it gits worse and bring it back in "
>  .Seller will pay what it takes to fix The Thump, but what to fix ?? Any
> ideas would be appreciated !!

  How about jacking the car up by the frame and working the strut assembly
up and down with a long bar or 2X?  If that'll make the noise then one runs
the bar while the other gets in there and listens.  Of course you want to
start by sitting in the car to listen for it as it may not be as audible

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