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Coldgin
04-02-2006, 04:07 PM
My car makes a loud clunking noise from the rear passenger side every time I go over a bump. Also the car has rather loud road noise that is consistent with the vehicle speed. Any idea what might cause these? Its getting rather annoying.

1QuikV6
04-02-2006, 09:29 PM
sounds like it could be either of these:

IRS universal joint
broken shock mount
worn out suspension bushings
work out shock/strut

shotbirdsc
04-03-2006, 07:29 PM
Also the car has rather loud road noise that is consistent with the vehicle speed.

Sounds like a wheel bearing that's gone, don't wait long to fix it if that's the problem.

1QuikV6
04-04-2006, 12:07 PM
Wheel bearing... That never crossed my mind... Hmm...

Well if it is indeed a wheel bearing then heed shotbirds advice asap

nick62087
04-05-2006, 02:06 AM
I have a noise similiar to what you described on my 94 sc, except mine sounds more like a 'thud' than a 'clunk'. I notice it more when the Firm ride is OFF. At first i thought it was the exhaust hitting someting, but im not sure.

-Nick

1QuikV6
04-05-2006, 07:34 AM
Im probably due for new shocks/struts... Can U just install any set or do I have to get ones specially for the auto ride?

JStudrawa
04-05-2006, 10:34 AM
Im probably due for new shocks/struts... Can U just install any set or do I have to get ones specially for the auto ride?

Tokico Illumina II's are the only ones available for the Auto Ride Control. Ebay is your best bet for them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TOKICO-ILLUMINA-SHOCKS-THUNDERBIRD-89-95-FREE-S-H_W0QQitemZ8053838595QQcategoryZ33590QQrdZ1QQcmdZV iewItem

skydivr7673
04-05-2006, 11:52 AM
the constant noise is likely your wheel bearings, but if that noise also has a vibration, then check your driveshaft bolts out. I actually found mine hanging on by two bolts, and they were both loose. Replaced them all and no more noise or vibration at all.

1QuikV6
04-05-2006, 02:06 PM
I think ride control is kinda pointless... I dont want a doft plush ride... I want a firm sport ride and now in this day and age we can have performance and ride