Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 11:31:40 GMT
From: "Spyderman" <spydermannopsamofyourbusiness.com>
Subject: Re: Brake/Suspension Problem on 2002 9-3


My knocking almost always happened from a "cold start", meaing the car had been parked for a long time. I would typically roll of the driveway backwards and turn my wheels to engage into the street. The instant i would go forward, CLUNK! Everyone thought subframe and it wasn't until a mech took needed to replace a busing in the control arm that he noticed the play. Sometime these American car trained mechs don't always see the problem because they are used to looking for other things. Spyder. "Gozer" <gozernopsamon4.com> wrote in message news:Q%p0b.12286$_P1.396nopsamdc01.gnilink.net... > I spent some time loosening and inspecting the upper end of the strut > assembly. I'm pretty sure at this point that's where most of my knocking > sound is coming from. I'm still waiting for the replacement parts to come > in. > > Will keep posted. > > Gary > > > > "Spyderman" <spydermannopsamofyourbusiness.com> wrote in message > news:kc30b.234750$rsJ.234642nopsam04.bloor.is.net.cable.rogers.com... > > I had a similar problem with my 01. It turned out to be the control arm. > > Once replaced problem solved. Please note that there is a tech bulletin > out > > there w.r.t. the rubber strut tower bushing causing a rubbery rubbing > noise > > when there is sudden suspension compression (i.e. small speed bumps). > > > > Spyder > > > > "Paul" <paul.rogannopsamlise.co.uk> wrote in message > > news:2786330.0308172334.60c4f732nopsaming.google.com... > > > Gary, > > > > > > I took my car back in on Saturday morning and demo'd the problem again > > > to someone else. He thought it was subframe again. > > > > > > What he did was slacken subframe, tighten in specific order and he > > > also found (which I think may be the key item) a loose bolt on "front > > > suspension knuckle joint" - sorry I can't be any more specific than > > > that and I hope that this means something to you (it doesnt to me). > > > Anyway the problem has yet to rear its head after about 100-150 miles > > > of driving this weekend. > > > > > > Ill keep you posted. > > > > > > Paul. > > > > > > "Gozer" <gozernopsamon4.com> wrote in message > > news:<GV8_a.123$v9.60nopsamdc01.gnilink.net>... > > > > Good to know about the clutch. Too bad my car isn't under warranty > > anymore. > > > > That's the kind of work I'd rather have the dealer waste their time > on. > > > > > > > > I spent some time testing the suspension to recreate the sound. I'm > > going > > > > to just go ahead and replace the parts in link that Bob posted, and > > maybe a > > > > couple more. I'm ordering them this week. Not sure that's the entire > > > > problem, but maybe it's a start. > > > > > > > > Gary > > > > > > > > > > > > "Paul" <paul.rogannopsamlise.co.uk> wrote in message > > > > news:2786330.0308102342.7c2e1042nopsaming.google.com... > > > > > Gary, > > > > > > > > > > I got my car back on saturday, the juddering clutch has apparently > > > > > been replaced, due the alignment between "the flywheel" and some > other > > > > > bit not being correct. > > > > > > > > > > The 4 wheel alignment seems to have fixed the problem with the > > > > > steering I was having and the reason why I took the car in (the > clunky > > > > > sound) seemed fine at first, now it is back :-( just as you > described > > > > > really. > > > > > > > > > > I will be back onto dealer today, having them tell me they will > > > > > tighten up the bolts again is going to be unacceptable so we'll see > > > > > what else they can suggest. > > > > > > > > > > Paul. > > > > > >

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