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Ajaxus
05-31-2007, 11:49 AM
Alright, this ones been bugging me lately. Everytime I accelerate from a stop, make a turn (either direction) or go slowly over a speed bump I hear a distinct "pop" coming from the rear of my car.

My first instinct would be the suspension, but I'm not sure what to look for. All help appreciated. :)

Oh, and if it helps, the ride quality hasn't changed at all.

Metallman56
05-31-2007, 12:37 PM
soudns like a rear strut is popping. go out to your trunk lid and press down on it hard a few times. see if it makes the same noise. if so, my bet is a strut. and i bet ride quality has changed, you just havent noticed, cause it does so slowly.

Ajaxus
05-31-2007, 01:11 PM
on my way out to try it..

Ajaxus
05-31-2007, 01:25 PM
hm, didn't hear it when i did that, i also pushed down on each side individually and still nothing.

guess it doesn't count it out necessarily.

bballr4567
05-31-2007, 01:35 PM
Try rocking the car back and forth. Its how I found out that my driver side strut was going bad. It made a horrible groan/pop when I did it like that. You kind of have to rock it hard.

Ajaxus
05-31-2007, 01:37 PM
alright, ill give it another go..brb

Ajaxus
05-31-2007, 01:40 PM
looks like we may have a winner. i have a friend that works at Discount Tire which is an affordable version of TireRack..I'm gonna have him take a crack at it when he gets off of work to see if we can figure out which strut it is.

Metallman56
06-01-2007, 06:01 AM
i'd replace them all. if one is going out, the other 3 cant be far behind. one of my projects this year.

Elderas
06-01-2007, 08:40 AM
heres ur chance to buy some nice adjustable ones :)