In Reply to: Return of the Clunk posted by Jeff on August 04, 2001 at 07:57:45:
It went away when I did new springs and struts. I did not do new sway bar links at that time, though I did loosen and re-attach the top of the link, so that MAY have been it. My other suspicion was the big collar nut that holds the strut insert in the strut housing. I didn't try shaking the insert before I took it out, but it seemed that if that collar nut had been a little loose, it could have created the sort of noise I was hearing.
My clunk has not come back, I hope it stays that way - good luck--
When I replaced the stabilizer links a few weeks ago it solved my clunking problem, and everything was fine... nice and quiet. Then yesterday, out of nowhere, on a pretty smooth road, the same noise came back worse than ever. The links look ok, i was thinking maybe one of the link ball/socket joints failed already, but 2 weeks is a pretty short life. any ideas? the bushings on top of the strut seem ok, not torn.
i'm going crazy with the clunk
'95 540i Sport