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Old 02-11-2008, 04:16 PM
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Check the ball joint at the bottom of the hydraulic cylinder rod where it connects to the trailing arm. These joints sometimes wear out before any other part in the system and can cause the exact problem you are experiencing. Unfortunately that ball joint it not available as a separate item. At least I was not able to find any. If you do find a source please post the information here for everyone to see.

Try this to confirm that the ball joint is the problem.

Load the car up with as much weight as possible. Get 3 football players in the back seat and fill the trunk with luggage. If the clunking goes away, its is the ball joints.

The added weight causes the ball joint to stay seated because a majority the additional weight is now handled by the shock. When there is no weight in the car the shock is lightly loaded and can cause a worn joint to rattle.
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Last edited by dpetryk; 02-11-2008 at 04:25 PM.
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