Date: Fri, 06 Nov 1998 03:50:34 -0700
From: Michael Oakes <michaelonopsamnet>
Subject: Re: Front-end "clunk" in '83 900 non-turbo


I have the same thing on my '83 turbo. Never has caused any problem though. John Scarpulla wrote: > I am stumped by this one. I have a 1983 non Turbo 900 with manual shift. > It has 180,000 miles. New steering rack at 100,000. There is a strange > clunking noise that comes from somewhere in the front end when I brake > while rolling in reverse. > It only happens intermittently, and only in reverse when braking. Usually > there is one loud > "clunk" and then it goes away for awhile. It comes back again later if I > brake in reverse > after having driven for a while. I have changed the calipers, and > replaced a bad ball joint. I cannot figure out what this is. Can anyone > help? Could it be the front > wheel bearings? > > Thanks! > > John

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