Originally Posted by Archon
It could also be the shock mounts making the noise. They have been known to go. As far as a safety issue, that depends on your definition of that. Any worn suspension item, including shocks, is going to affect the ride and handling of the car, as well as increased tire wear and wear on other suspension parts.
Question: Can a visual inspection detect damaged/worn/defective shock mounts?
I had the clunk on the passenger side. Replaced last fall (in addition to a loose adjuster arm) the shocks and mounts with Monroes Max Airs and Monroe mounts on both sides but the clunk very soon returned on the passenger side and then later both sides now clunk.
I can handle the miriad of other little problems this car has but this constant clunking is driving me crazy!
Please also advise if anything else should be replaced to improve rear suspension, i.e. bushings, springs, and what part # or poss cost. 155,000 miles on the car and would prefer to avoid a stealership visit.
I'd appreciate any ideas/advice.