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Old 03-23-2014, 10:51 PM   #21
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I had the Pk ave out for a 100 mile test drive today. I have to admit it is one nice riding car, and there aint nothing new on the lot that will compare to the PA in comfort size and accoutrements.
The drive went well all fluids checked & up and overall no leaks noticed.
It does still look damp of dex6 around pan, but then it hasn't been power washed under there yet..will get to that soon. Will keep an eye on cv shafts, and trans fluid levels check every few days or when it dry out, and can look under car.
I managed a couple of pics with charging cam battery after each photo in car.
I need a new Sony battery ASAP!
Beauty Spring Day..57 degrees in Sun!!
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:35 PM   #22
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And she rides softly once again, this is good news Art!
Glad you got her fixed, and on the road again!
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My wife always makes fun of me when we are out and see a Park ave cause I made a statement once that I would much rather take a late 90'* early 2000'* lesabre/park ave across the country over her mom'* new CTS because of how nice they ride and how comfortable they are to sit in. Her mom'* CTS is kind of a POS IMO.
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^ That a nice compliment to the Pk Ave William!
They seem to make the new cars with hard *** seats, not the plush soft interiors anymore with full reclining sleepers!
Add to that the new suspensions/lighter weight,smaller width and it comes down to are you riding in style..or real large comfort & style!

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I have the plush seats, with ability to fully recline, and I can program different seat positions..
Went from VA to FL only stopping to get gas, the ride was very comfortable, I have also made trips back to NY a few times, always enjoyed how comfortable the car rides!
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Hate the new cars.....Not to mention the slope of the rear roof.......when you enter/exit the car, you have to duck.......and if you are 6'0" or above, when you sit in the rear seat, your head is right up to that headliner......hit a bump, and your head hits the roof.....I remember when ergonomics use to mean something....

Those old P/A'* were a joy to ride in......plenty of leg room, head room, and a nice ride......I liked the Bonneville SSEi'* better.....sportier......but they had a stiffer ride than the P/A'*....
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Angry Clunk-Clunk- In Fornt End Somewhere Now! Oh No!

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Car Running -Stationary- Grab wheel at 12 o'clock move R to two o'clock position and when u quickly return to the twelve =CLUNK!

Stationary- 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock return to 12- CLUNK

Not as loud or as noticeable when car is shut off but it still does it stationary.

When Driving- only at absolute crawl speed- is it noticeable.
alignment seems to be holding out ok.

Sound seems to be coming from somewhere in the middle of engine bay?

Up on frame lift no clunk with tires not on ground and trying to move from below, no one was in the car at wheel as we were in a hurry..nothing really seen abnormal, all seems tight...

Next move is back to the alignment guy and see if he has a drive on lift so someone can turn the wheel, while observing noisy clunk under with car off, to identify area better...
Ha ha I think I own a Clunker...
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pull it up on ramps and have somebody move the wheel. sometimes the nuts back off. could be wheel lugs, or any of the alignment bolts, upper strut mount bolts, etc
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Ok SO here is the latest update: Last weekend I took the PA for a 300 mile hwy drive, and blew the city dust out.
It handles fine and alignment holding.
On Wed when the car was only driven a short distance, there was no clunking present at all now stationary or moving.
Had it on ramps today, everything tight no leaks...hmm..something musta settled in and anyways it all seems ok.
Well that is all I can report..clunk be gone.
Just in case the PA does require assistance again at least I will have an orange rotating light to use...LOL..
I Picked this one up on sale for $20 at Princess Auto..

Hey a new Mag Mount...LOL..
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Happy to hear it is not clunking anymore!
Cannot ride softly, while clunking, that would just be wrong! lol
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