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Old 07-21-14, 12:55 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

I have a clunking sound in the rear passenger side wheel when i hit a pothole.

I bought the car at 30k miles and now over 110k miles.

I have it checked by dealer, they couldn't duplicate the problem.

The car is equip with::
"F" springs, shocks, under body brace and sway bars.

I just replaces the shocks and they clunk is still there and the installer could not find anything lose. Nothing lose in the car either unless its behind the seat. One of my speakers are out and looks like in need to take the seat out to get to the speaker, will be checking if there is anything lose behind the seat soon.

It sounds like it comes from the top part of rear passenger side seat or shock assembly , where the shock assembly connects to the car.

Any ideas ??
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Old 07-21-14, 01:01 PM   #2
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Yes, actually this same noise popped up on another members 2IS and it ended up being a electronic control box that became loose that is attached to the upper inner structural fender area. Pull the carpet from inside the trunk on the passenger side and tighten the bolt holding up the box.

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Yes, actually this same noise popped up on another members 2IS and it ended up being a electronic control box that became loose that is attached to the upper inner structural fender area. Pull the carpet from inside the trunk on the passenger side and tighten the bolt holding up the box.

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Is that the blue box ?? if so that is not it, all bolt are tight.
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Old 07-21-14, 02:30 PM   #4
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Tough call. You replaced the shocks already which was my first thought.

Try disconnecting the sway bar endlinks and driving around a short distance to see if the noise disappears.


It sounds similar to the issue people get when installing BC coilovers on their cars. A clunking comes. No real fix has been found other than replace the shock assembly and that seems to be a hit or miss.
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Well, I guess you can scratch that off the list then. Perhaps you have a loose nut/bolt in the suspension on that side somewhere. I do remember reading of another member having had a loose nut on an end link helping cause some odd noises.

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