[MR2] mk1 front sus knock
bob-schultz at comcast.net
Wed Nov 7 11:07:42 EST 2007
Have your replaced the rack bushing?
The bushing feels fine even when they are bad.
I only replace the first one I did because I was pissed that I had bought a
part the list suggested and it obviously wasn't bad. One the bushing was
replace the noise was magically gone.
I really really doubt it is the upper strut mount.
If this was any other car I would have the same opinion as the mechanic
I replaced the upper strut mounts on my 1985 years ago (before this list was
really going) and it was nothing but the rack bushing.
It isn't a safety issue, just a noise issue
From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com] On Behalf Of ron
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 10:52 AM
To: mr2-digest at mr2.com
Subject: [MR2] mk1 frt sus knock
Hi guys. Sorting through some long neglected minor "issues" on my 88 NA, I
have a sharp knock up front whne going over bumps. Good ball joints, new
sway bar links, tight rack. I'm too busy to look at it myself at the
moment, and before an impending fun drive down through the NC mountains next
week I'd like to get it fixed, so I turned it over to a mechanic friend who
thinks it might be the upper strut mounts/brg. Handling feels fine - just a
bit noisy. Does this sound right? Cost I should expect? Dealer part only?
Probably no time to get it myself. TIA, Ron.
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