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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:03 pm 
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I've been hearing a clunk, tick, sound from the front passenger side. Not the cv, just went though that on the drivers side, this sound is different and happens mostly on take off. Checked the tie end rod,its intact, checked the spring for cracks, it seems fine. I looked around the forum for similar issues,best guess is a looses mounting bolt. Tightened the one on that side, the one you have to take out for belt replacement and one on the drivers side, but still see the engine move around when I shake the car back n forth. Where are the rest of the bolts I need to try? I can't find a diagram, not in the Chiltons, no luck online. And where are the subframe bolts? I read those can rust out. And the other idea was oiling the top of the spring assembly, what kind of oil and where do I apply it? Any advice is very appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:21 am 
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hi, with hood open so you can see the engine, start the car and closely inspect with a flashlight while a helper puts it in gear - you will see excessive movement. you look for movement of engine- a slight separation from the frame. look all around the engine, left and right - also check the trans mount that is near the rad on right.

do this and tell us your issue - look carefully at the mount you messed with - it may not be correct torque.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:43 am 
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Check stabilizer bar links. they can rust thru and can still look intact.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:33 pm 
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What is the correct torque for the mounting bolts? And you're saying there is a bolt under the right side of the radiator?

I will check the stabilizer links and bushings.

Thank you.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:52 pm 
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Checked the links, no play, bushings are solid.

The engine is wiggling on the back side, drivers side. I looked straight down from the brake reservoir and see a bolt, but it seems small for a mounting bolt. I'll have to get it up and look from underneath, but how many bolts am I looking for?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:04 pm 
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Re the subframe: It's not usually a case of the nolts rusting out.
Typically it's the the subframe bushing holes which rust out--in some cases actually allowing the rear of the subframe to drop.

If the holes around the 4 rear bushings rust out, you need a subframe replacement or welded repair.
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This shows the driver's side of the subframe

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Find the dogbone shaped trans mount under the rear of the trans on the passenger side. I bet it's loose or broken.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:20 pm 
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Ok, I will check those subframe bushings and the mount. Thank you very much.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:36 pm 
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If it is a small popping sound perhaps it's the strut mount bearing. I am dealing with that right now on my 1994 SSE, 160,XXX miles.


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