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Old 01-15-2006, 05:01   #1 (permalink)
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REAR SUSPENSION NOISE

I've just purchased a 94 XJ6 and have discovered a "clunk" in the right rear
end (where sound seems to be coming from) when hitting a bump in the road.
Any history of this sort of failure in the XJ6 line? Any ideas/thoughts
would be appreciated. I am fairly mechanically inclined but don't want to
chase up the wrong tree if I don't have to. Thanks in advance.

saw



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Old 01-15-2006, 05:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: REAR SUSPENSION NOISE

Saw,
Obviously, a clunk can mean any number of things depending upon the
severity of the sound. In my case, the clunk on my 1988 XJ40 was caused by
the top of the rear shock snapping off and the shock running free. In the
case of a friend of mine, the rubber insulators had disintegrated on his
1992 XJ40.
Most likely it is just the rubber finally giving way. It will happen to
the front as well.
The best thing for you to do is remove the shock assembly. It is held on
by the arm at the bottom and 4 bolts at the top. It is an easy removal.
Mark the position of the top of the assembly with paint or some other
marking so you can re-align the assembly during re-install. Also, it is
possible by twisting the assembly to remove it without undoing the hub.
SHOULD you undo the hub in order to facilitate the removal, you will have to
replace the nuts that secure the hub. These are Helix nuts and can not be
reused.
The shock/spring assembly comes out as a unit and once out, you can
visually inspect the assembly. Any further inspection, however will require
a study set of spring compressors. It is not a difficult job to do -- but
certainly a pain.

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"S Weiden" <sweiden@adelphia.net> wrote in message
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> I've just purchased a 94 XJ6 and have discovered a "clunk" in the right

rear
> end (where sound seems to be coming from) when hitting a bump in the road.
> Any history of this sort of failure in the XJ6 line? Any ideas/thoughts
> would be appreciated. I am fairly mechanically inclined but don't want to
> chase up the wrong tree if I don't have to. Thanks in advance.
>
> saw
>
>
>



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Old 01-15-2006, 06:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: REAR SUSPENSION NOISE

Thanks Webserve. I'll let you know what I find.

saw

"webserve" <webserve00@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Saw,
> Obviously, a clunk can mean any number of things depending upon the
> severity of the sound. In my case, the clunk on my 1988 XJ40 was caused
> by
> the top of the rear shock snapping off and the shock running free. In the
> case of a friend of mine, the rubber insulators had disintegrated on his
> 1992 XJ40.
> Most likely it is just the rubber finally giving way. It will happen
> to
> the front as well.
> The best thing for you to do is remove the shock assembly. It is held
> on
> by the arm at the bottom and 4 bolts at the top. It is an easy removal.
> Mark the position of the top of the assembly with paint or some other
> marking so you can re-align the assembly during re-install. Also, it is
> possible by twisting the assembly to remove it without undoing the hub.
> SHOULD you undo the hub in order to facilitate the removal, you will have
> to
> replace the nuts that secure the hub. These are Helix nuts and can not be
> reused.
> The shock/spring assembly comes out as a unit and once out, you can
> visually inspect the assembly. Any further inspection, however will
> require
> a study set of spring compressors. It is not a difficult job to do -- but
> certainly a pain.
>
> Webserve
>
>
>
>
>
> "S Weiden" <sweiden@adelphia.net> wrote in message
> news:Qp6dnZCLrchyoVfeRVn-gA@adelphia.com...
>> I've just purchased a 94 XJ6 and have discovered a "clunk" in the right

> rear
>> end (where sound seems to be coming from) when hitting a bump in the
>> road.
>> Any history of this sort of failure in the XJ6 line? Any ideas/thoughts
>> would be appreciated. I am fairly mechanically inclined but don't want
>> to
>> chase up the wrong tree if I don't have to. Thanks in advance.
>>
>> saw
>>
>>
>>

>
>



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