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Re: 4ks-suspension knock

On Sun, 23 Apr 1995, Todd Paciorek wrote:

>   Neither shop knows what is causing the knock!  I am at a loss too. There are only a couple pieces that pivot as the 
> wheel is turned. And they check out fine. Could it be with the steering rack? Also - this car NEVER made a sound like 
> that before, is there any way the wheel bearioing chop could have caused this, or should I chalk it up to coincidence?

OK guys,
Did anyone think that maybe the steering rack wasn't centered properly??  
I did a tie rod install a few years ago (when I was younger and stupid-er)
and couldn't get the alignment quite right.  I had to limp it slowly to a 
shop to have it done right, and it seemed to make the same kind of niose 
that Todd is talking about.  

See if it takes you less turns of the steering wheel to go from full 
right steerng lock to full left steering lock.  If it's way out of whack, 
it will be like:
	1.5 turns to go full left,
	3 turns to go full right

Not sure on this, but if the C.V.'s are good, it sounds like a possibility.

Also, I had some weird noises after a strut job from some not-so-good 
mechanics.  It seems that the little lock nut that secures the strut 
bearing to the strut was loose.  It is a little nut with two notches on 
it that requires a special tool/technique to tighten properly.  This is 
below (under) the main hex-nut that can be seen from under the hood. 

Robert Phillips
The University of Akron Sociology Department-------Akron, Ohio
1987 Audi 4000S, 1.8L 4-cyl, FWD----------SOLO II  H-Stock