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Old 06-16-2011, 05:32 PM   #1
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Update on Clunking!

I think i found the source of my 2 year long multi hundred dollar clunking issue.

When i push down on the passenger side strut tower i get a creaking. Then when i pull up on the fender to lift the car i hear the creaking.

Its coming right from the top of the strut tower.

Either a passenger side strut bearing or the strut?

Which would you suggest?

I have a 2 year old Bilstein PSS kit.
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Old 06-16-2011, 09:10 PM   #2
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:56 AM   #3
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May want to make sure that your RSM is put together correctly with the paper gaskets in the right spot.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:58 PM   #4
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I think i found the source of my 2 year long multi hundred dollar clunking issue.

When i push down on the passenger side strut tower i get a creaking. Then when i pull up on the fender to lift the car i hear the creaking.

Its coming right from the top of the strut tower.

Either a passenger side strut bearing or the strut?

Which would you suggest?

I have a 2 year old Bilstein PSS kit.
Front or rear struts?

try the test again without your e-brake on while it's in gear.
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