Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 14:35:32 GMT
From: jw <johnwebster1nopsamhlink.net>
Subject: Re: NOT upper and lower ball joints -- what is the clunk?


mark.trudgillnopsamorld.com wrote: > getting clunking sounds when steering, I'd look in the direction of CV > joints. This is getting mysterious. My Saab mechanic inspected the front end, and said it's definitely not the ball joints, which are, in his words, "tight as a bull's ass." He said it's not the CV joints, because they wouldn't be making that kind of clunk over bumps. He said he *did* notice that the engine was resting on the two braces running front to back under the engine, which was due to me bottoming out, and that might be clunking. He pried the braces away from the engine, but it's still clunking. Strut mounts and motor mounts are fine. Maybe at 119K on the clock I'll just have to live with a slight clunking in the front end but I'd still like to get the CV joints checked. Thanks for all the replies, -jw

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