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Old 03-30-2009, 11:42 AM   #1
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Odd noise in rear suspension. Need help.

I've developed a noise in the rear suspension, only on the right side.

Car is lowered on the Roush kit, 1.75 inch drop. That was done over a year ago at the dealer. Noise just started happening.

Took it in to the dealer last month, they couldn't find anything wrong.
Went on a drive with a tech, noise disappeared.

Now it's back. It seems more prone to happen when it's cold, wet, or a combination of the two.

It happens when making right turns or when the right rear wheel goes over a bump, such as a sewer cover.

Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated.


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Old 03-30-2009, 01:13 PM   #2
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I forgot to add, it's 2005 zx4 s, so no sway bar. When the dealership was checking it out, i test drove it with a tech after they couldn't find anything wrong.
On the way out of the lot it made the sound louder than ever, then didn't make it again until last week (a month later).

So i jacked it up before i went to work, checked for wheel play and such, let it down and drove it to work. It made one loud crunch / pop noise and was good for the rest of the trip.
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Have you checked all bushings and swaybar mounts/bushings?
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I editd the second post to add its a "zx4 s", so no sway bar,
I was only under there long enough today to make sure the spring was still there.
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