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Old 05-12-2006, 10:52 AM   #1
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In the last few days, I've noticed a new clunk. Sometimes when I put it in gear, sometimes when I hit a bump, sometimes for no appearant reason at all, just moving. Definatly in the front, seems like it'* coming from the passenger side. I was under it last Saturday and checked out my motor mounts like I always do while I'm down there, they seemed fine. Struts were replaced all around last Fall.

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Have an assistant watch the motor when you move the selector from D to R and back. Visually inpecting a motor mount is good, however you can not always see a bad mount.

Check CV boots etc for signs of an axle going.
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Did you check the end links?
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I replaced the endlinks last year, they are still fine.
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COULD be an upper strut bearing. That'* very hard to diagnose. Is it worse when it'* cold?
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yeah i had a kinda clunk problem..and i regreased my upper strut bearings and i no longer have a clunk when i hit a bump..so yeah...other than that i would not know, but hey, it fixed my clunk...

EDIT: just wanted to let you know...they were TOTALLY dry..and that will cause a clunk..so yeah,
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I vote upper strut bearing too.
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I am thinking upper strut bearing my car does that to sometimes. it almost complete goes away in summer on mine.
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i bet that is one of the problems then on my 92 Ei, how does one go about greasing one of those
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Could be, they were replaced with Monroe uppers when I had the struts done. I'll pop the tower cap off and give it a good shot of WD-40. I haven't noticed any difference cold or hot.
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