+1 Try tightening everything and see if that solves your problem. I had to tighten my hardware beyond the suggested torque specs by about 10-15 or so ft-lbs, but now everything's nice and quiet (using a dab of Threadlocker wouldn't be a bad idea either). Most of my clunking was coming from the front endlink hardware being loose, but I experienced more when a nut/bolt that was connecting my rear endlink to my rear sway bar fell out completely - don't let that happen to you
I can see what is happening clearly when I get under the car only when it is on the lift. The plate on the bottom of the shock/strut assembly is resting directly on top of the end link. When the car is off the lift, there is about 1/4" from the top of the end link to the plate. When the car makes a turn, it pushes down on that side, causing the top of the end link to knock as it hits the plate on the bottom of the shock/strut assembly.
It doesn't look like they are on backwards. I can't see any way that I would open up more room on the installation. Is there anywhere I can get pictures of the right installation? Maybe I did something wrong. The dealership said they won't look at it or touch it since they are aftermarket and not their responsibility in any way; so there is no advice there.
Reread all my installation manuals. Got on youtube.command saw some installation video's for the project. Noticed, that my instructions did not have a small section that said "small rod on top of endline goes on bottom." It is no the new instructions, but it's not on the instructions we printed out last March when we did the install.
So, I turned the end link over on their head, what was up is now down and what was down, is now up. I will be honest, there is maybe 2-3 mm of difference in the setup. But it works!!
I put the end-links on upside down. I still have the original instructions and it doesn't say anything about putting the dot upside down
like it does now. I know that we were one of the early sales, the car is an 10 and I got everything in March 10 to start putting on it, sit might make a little sense that there were growing problems. Nothing that wasn't fixed though!
I sure hope this was it! It seem quiet for now, so maybe a week of creeping around will determine if this was the mystery knocking.
God I hope this is fixed!! I have been pulling hair I really can't affor to lose!
Thanks mates to all of you for your help as well. I couldn't have known where to look or what for it it wasn't for all the helpful contributors.
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