2000 SE$S - weird clunk from rear - springs bad?
OK, I've heard that Taurus springs have a "breakage" problem...
Since I purchased the car used with aprox 60,000 miles a month ago, there has been a strange clunk - bang - rumble from the back when I back out of the driveway or go over a bump.
It sounds like a body rolling around in the trunk, but I've checked & nobody's there...
I've checked the spare - tightened down nice. I've crawled around underneath - nothing obvious. The springs don't show any cracks, but they do seem kind of "springy".
With two adults in the back, it sounds like the tires are rubbing. Even four bags of cement ( 320 lbs) seems to bottom out the suspension.
Q: Can the springs "go bad" or is this just a Taurus thing?
If I replace the springs/struts - will that fix anything?
I've heard that Monroe makes a strut/spring combo - any idea where to buy them & how much they cost???