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clunking from right rear on acceleration

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Got a 99 5 spd with about 75K on it. This started just recently, on quick acceleration either from dead stop or transition between 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd, I hear/feel a clunk from what sounds like the right rear. If I start slow it does not happen? Could this be a CV joint problem, or internal? Just feels like something is "loose".

I jacked up the right rear and saw nothing out of the ordniary - everything feels tight. Any suggestions before I bring it to a shop?

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As Loren stated, most common problem is the rear swaybar. The endlinks have a tendancy to come a little loose. You will not be able to tell just by looking, or even wiggling it with your hands. You need to just get in there and tighten them up. For pictures and torque values, check out my suspension replacement instructions here: http://gwl.rmsolo.org/hacks/suspension/index.html#Rear

The torque on the droplink to swaybar bolt is 34ftlbs.

Good Luck,


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Took it in to Hergesheimer's in the OC. Told me it was a worn motor mount.

thanks for the help!

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Thanks for the update.

Did you only get the clunk on acceleration or did you get it if you let off th egas quickly in the lower gears?


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Now that you mention it, its possible, but so much more noticable accelerating did not pay much attention.

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