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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 02, 05:52 AM Thread Starter
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I have a '69 convertible with a rebuilt front end. New stock lower control arms and DS&E uppers. Hotchkis coils and Bilstein shocks. New Hotchkis sway bar and all new front end bushings...poly's.The problem I am having is that for the past two or three weeks when I turn the wheel I get a clunk from the front end as I get to the limit of the wheel turn on each side. It happens just before the limit on both sides. The power steering pump is squealing and needs replacing but this is something different. The guys at Speed Merchant think it might be that one of the springs has come unseated and is moving around but I thought I would see if you guys could come up with anything.

thanks in advance

bob spears

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 02, 07:54 AM
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To me it sounds kinda like a dry ball joint, but check all of the bolts, shocks, ball joints, sway bar, ect. The only time I have had an unseated spring ( I didnít put it in) it made a pretty loud bang that I could feel.. Look to see it the end of the springs are in the recesses and up against the stops in the lower A arm.


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