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Old 05-07-2015, 09:15 AM   Thread Starter #1
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I have a problem.
Already replaced 4 struts, 4 strut mounts, rear sway bar bushings, rear sway bar links, front sway bar links, inner and outter tie rod ends, cv joint, axles, tower steering thing, you name it and it's been replaced.

Took it to 6 (no lie) shops and they say everything looks fine, thight and new, then they take it to a test drive and hear the rattling noises, come back to the shop and have no clue what could be wrong.

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Old 05-07-2015, 10:28 AM   #2
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Default Re: Suspension clunk sound

motor mounts?
bad tire(s)?
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:30 AM   #3
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Default Re: Suspension clunk sound

Where was the noise coming from?
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:07 PM   Thread Starter #4
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Default Re: Suspension clunk sound

I doubt it, the motor mounts are new too.
Not new, but 8 months new.

I hear the noise from the 4 wheels (suspension)
Is like something is loose, I thought it was the strut mounts but the shops already checked that and they're tight.

I'll go check the sway bar bushings (front) today.
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Default Re: Suspension clunk sound

Does your car still have the heat shields?

The reason I ask is because you've had your car visually checked by quite a few shops and they can't find anything wrong, but they can hear the noise on the test drive.

I had something kind of similar with my Honda. I took it to my local mechanic because I could hear all sorts of rattling noises and I swore they were coming from the front wheels. It turned out the heat shield was making all that racket and once it was removed the noise went away and never came back.
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Default Re: Suspension clunk sound

Yes, still have them.
Im going to spend this weekend rippin all apart.
I want to take out the spare tire and empty the trunk, lift the car and check the suspension one by one.
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Yes, still have them.
Im going to spend this weekend rippin all apart.
I want to take out the spare tire and empty the trunk, lift the car and check the suspension one by one.
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Hey guys new to the forum looking to do a quick axel back exhaust set up looking for advice staying away from stillen because rust. Any suggestions?
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Default Re: Suspension clunk sound

My guess would be the exhaust as well since everything is new and tight. ne of the hangers might be disconnected or something, it might be heat shield as well but usually the sound would be more of a buzzing rattling sound. one question though, do you have lowering springs? if not, never mind.
One more thing that might have been installed incorrectly is the front sway bar links. if they are mounted in reverse that will definitely make lots of noises. Easy to check. There are two bends on each sway bar link which distances the link away from the body,if installed reverse, they will get very close to the body,I almost installed the links wrong way and I caught myself doing it wrong.check them out.
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Its the exhaust heat shield under the engine. A common problem with this generation. One of the bolt holes are broken so it vibrates terribly annoying. Look under the car and follow exhaust manifold pipes right before it gets to run towards the back,and you will find a small heatshield under the back of engine that's loose,tap it with something heavy with the car off and you will hear it vibrate. You can then use hose clamps to reattach it or just buy a new heatshield
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Originally Posted by Cammus View Post
I have a problem.
Already replaced 4 struts, 4 strut mounts, rear sway bar bushings, rear sway bar links, front sway bar links, inner and outter tie rod ends, cv joint, axles, tower steering thing, you name it and it's been replaced.

Took it to 6 (no lie) shops and they say everything looks fine, thight and new, then they take it to a test drive and hear the rattling noises, come back to the shop and have no clue what could be wrong.

Bro the noise is driving me crazy too.. taking my front struts apart again too check everything again..
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Default Re: Suspension clunk sound

Originally Posted by Cammus View Post
I have a problem.
Already replaced 4 struts, 4 strut mounts, rear sway bar bushings, rear sway bar links, front sway bar links, inner and outter tie rod ends, cv joint, axles, tower steering thing, you name it and it's been replaced.

Took it to 6 (no lie) shops and they say everything looks fine, thight and new, then they take it to a test drive and hear the rattling noises, come back to the shop and have no clue what could be wrong.

Bro the noise is driving me crazy too.. taking my front struts apart again too check everything again..
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Default Re: Suspension clunk sound

Had issues like that & mine was a loose heat sheild , wonder if it s the same issue .

That was the one at y-pipe .
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