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Old 02-25-2006, 02:33 PM   #1
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So i have a two questions about my 92 SE,
First: -- I Think i need new struts im not sure... when i bought the car the guy i bought it from said that the noise coming from the front end everytime i turn, like a clunking noise, was the struts and it was just because it had been sitting for a while, but it never went away -- it did get a lot better but never went fully away. So do i need to replace the struts, or is it somthing else...
Second: When i am about 1/2 a tank of gas and lower, when i turn it feels like the car isn't getting any gas and its about to quit... but once i straigten out it is fine....
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Not sure about the clunking, but I had a clunk that disappeared when I got new struts.

The stalling you mention is common on a 92 that still has the original fuel strainer. It is too short to reach when fuel is low on turns, typically on right hand turns. Another possibilty that I have not experienced is the tank baffle breaking loose and smothering the strainer.
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ok is it hard to replace the feul strainer? Or should i probably take it to a shop to have that done, also struts i've heard they are hard to replace...
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To do the fuel strainer...the tank must come out. My suggestion is to do the pump, strainer and fuel filter no matter how old while you are there.
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I didn't do the struts, but the strainer is in the tank. Be prepared with a can of WD-40 and some patience. It'll take a whole afternoon. An extra set of hands is helpful, but I did it twice by myself, and once with my dad. It'* a good idea to replace the pump while you are in there.
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alright thanks a lot.
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Its possible your clunk could be a wheel bearing as was my old 89 sse.Just saying dont change parts unless your pretty sure.
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i have the same clunking in my 93, the struts are good, its the bearings and the mounts that you will need to take a look at
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I had a clunk on my '92 when turning that turned out to be a simple as swaybar link bushings being so old they were stiff and loose, and cheap to replace i might add.
As far as strut replacement i say go ahead and do it yourself if you feel it'* neccessary, all you need is a repair manual, coil spring compressor (usually able to rent one), decent set of tools and i reccomend a wheel alignment afterwards.
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