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Old 06-26-2001, 01:05 AM
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Greetings All,

I've come to pick your brain on an irritating sound when I shut off my '80 300TD. There's this clunking sound that comes what seems like the left wheel well when shutting off the engine. So I don't get the reponses too numerous to mention, I have recently changed the engine mount on that side as well as the engine shock to no avail for improvement. I also pulled the wheel and relubed the brake pads to rid myself of the squeal. I did notice a small amount of shock fluid seepage, and am not sure if that would transmit a chunking sound when the engine is shut off or not. Are there any steering linkage parts that go bad that would emit this sound from that side, or do I perhaps need to recheck the engine mount for tightness? I am open for suggestions from anyone who may be familar with this occurrance.


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Old 06-26-2001, 06:54 PM
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How about the air cleaner mounting studs?
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Old 06-26-2001, 09:22 PM
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Sound is clearly from left side wheel well

Just to reiterate,

The clunk on shut down is coming from the left side or drivers side wheel well location.

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Old 06-27-2001, 09:02 AM
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I will suggest that if you have a helper, try being clost to, or even lightly holding the suspect shock or other parts you suspect are the source as the helper shuts off the engine. Take your time, be careful around moving belts and pulleys and you may find the source.

I find it's impossible to locate the source of noises from inside, so I just turn up the radio until I can get under the hood.

BCingU, Jim
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