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This is a discussion on really wierd clunk... within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i have a clunk coming from the drivers side near the strut... the thing is it ONLY clunnks when it's ...

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    Question really wierd clunk...

    i have a clunk coming from the drivers side near the strut... the thing is it ONLY clunnks when it's raining out or the roads are really wet... i checked my swaybar bushings and they seemed ok but they are a bit worn...any one got any ideas what it could be and why it only clunks when it's wet out... am i trying to look to hard at something that is obvious???

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    What makes it clunk.... bumps, turning....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD RECOVERY EXPERT View Post
    What makes it clunk.... bumps, turning....

    bumps... small jerks via un even acceleration... going around corners... it's really odd... i can't put my finger on it...

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    i wish i could help ya man. i got the same problem. except it does it all the time not only in the rain

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    It's rained and been wet out all year in the northeast!

    I have no idea what a "wet only clunk" could be, it just doesn't make sense that moisture would cause the noise you hear. I think the only thing water would have an affect on is your brakes. On my Ranger, the back drums will grab when wet, but that simply does not apply to discs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    It's rained and been wet out all year in the northeast!

    I have no idea what a "wet only clunk" could be, it just doesn't make sense that moisture would cause the noise you hear. I think the only thing water would have an affect on is your brakes. On my Ranger, the back drums will grab when wet, but that simply does not apply to discs.

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    it's not the brakes... i thought it was a loose caliper at first... i'll see if i can get some video the next crappy day we got...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    it's not the brakes... i thought it was a loose caliper at first... i'll see if i can get some video the next crappy day we got...

    Shouldn't have to wait long at all for that to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Shouldn't have to wait long at all for that to happen.
    not with this junky weather... the only thing i can possibly think off is that when i put the srpings on my front struts that i didn't tighten the bolt enough and that it might have a little give or something... but it jsut doen'st make sense that it would only do it when it's wet out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    not with this junky weather... the only thing i can possibly think off is that when i put the srpings on my front struts that i didn't tighten the bolt enough and that it might have a little give or something... but it jsut doen'st make sense that it would only do it when it's wet out...

    Just for kicks, next time it rains lift the hood and bounce the car on its suspension sitting in your driveway. Who knows, maybe you'll get a noise you can pinpoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Tie rod end??
    nope... i just replaced mine with ones with grease fittings... brand new... also cheked the bags to make sure they were full and they are... i did that when i replaced the power steering rack...

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    I think you made this thread just to boost your post count

    On a serious note, I still get that clunk every once in a while, haven't really paid attention to see if it's only when it's wet out, got 174k on the clock, I've replaced shocks all the way around, checked all my bushings, so I don't know what it could be either...but now I'm getting a clunk, more of a click clack, in the back when I hit bumps or holes, so I've got bigger problems to worry about

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    I'm gonna go with the strut mount. Also check your front sway bar as it may be shifted either to the right or left. And check the endlinks to make sure one is not tightened more than the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    I'm gonna go with the strut mount. Also check your front sway bar as it may be shifted either to the right or left. And check the endlinks to make sure one is not tightened more than the other.
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    Upper or Lower control arm bushings. The strut itself.. Is the spring sitting correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z28Thunder View Post
    Upper or Lower control arm bushings. The strut itself.. Is the spring sitting correct?
    yyeah... the spring is sitting right... i put in KYB agx shoucks a while back... i'll check the bushings this week end...

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    i know this might be far fetched..but i know you have aftermarket headers and Y .....

    my car does the same thing..however not only when wet..but the headers are making contact with the frame and or the lower control arm mounting area .....i need to get that fixed really soon..but for shits and giggles and to be nice to be..check your tolerances around that area.

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    My friends car was doing the same thing,not when raining but just random & it was driver side shock/strut nut on top!

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