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Old 02-05-2008, 01:02 AM
psfred psfred is offline
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Check the rear subframe mounts (there are four) for deterioration and protruding mounting bolts indicating that the mounts have collapsed, allowing the subframe to contact the main body, or the retaining disks to contact the subframe.

Also, a bad bushing in the torque links will result in a hard clunking noise under the rear seat cushion, accompanied by torque steer from the rear (pulls one way on acceleration and the other on deceleration). You may get excessive right rear wheelspin on hard acceleration, too. Any sign of deteriorated rubber on any of the rear suspension links means it's time to replace them all.

Peter
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