I have this infamous bumping noise when I hard brake or hit bumpy terrain.
Took the rear pass. wheel off today and could not find anything loose. Only
noticed the sway bar connects to the body on that side in sort of an angle
onto a downward bar. My brake caliper was snug as all heck and the brake
pads had plenty of wear left on them.
Anybody solved this?
Went to CarMax where I bought the car. They said it was a bad sway bar
link, and that I had a loose control arm. I buy the sway bar theory, because
I noticed the sway bar was mounted a bit crooked when I tried to diagnose
all this myself. The control arms were fine. They are BMR and built for
combat. So far, CarMax has treated me well. No complaints.
Part two of the story requires a pair of calipers. I had CarMax install a
new 1LE sway bar I bought from SLP Online. But I swear this new one looks
identical to the one CarMax pulled off of my car. My door panel does not
show any 1LE option packages, so I know my car did not ship with this. I am
keeping a sense of humor, as SLP only charged me about 80 bucks for the bar,
so if it is no better than standard, no big loss.
Thanks for listening,
An adjustable spanner is hardly scientific. You may be correct, but
you might want to invest in a micrometer. The problem may actually be
with the lower control arms. (I'm assuming you mean your rear
stabilizer bar since you mentioned control arms.) Often control arms
are side specific and people grease 'em up and pop 'em on the wrong
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