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Re: Strange sound from rear - Bad shock?

>My mehcanic says that the fronts are a
> "weak spot" for the 4000 series, but I haven't really heard anyone complain
> about the rears.  Are yours bad?  Side to side of front to back movement in
> the axle?
>                           ---Bob

My rear bushings are bad. I have a looseness in the driveline, the
noise is coming from the back. A closer look at the bushes revealed that
the A-arm moves axially (of the bushes' axis, front to back of the car),
and the lip of the A-arm, that holds the bush, has machined a groove
into the subframe, when it touches it under load.

Peter Orban
National Research Council of Canada
Internet: peter.orban@nrc.ca