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 Post subject: ba 03 fairmont ghia clunk in rear
Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:01 am 
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hi, i got a ba fairmont and it has a clunk in the rear. only on a suddon bumps..harder the bump the louder it is.any ideas what it could b, was thinking shocks??
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Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:15 pm 
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Have all the cradle bushes checked, BA's are common wearers of Cradle bushes, bit job to change as the Cradle has to come out.
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Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:14 am 
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also the pissy rear sway bar links are known to s**t them selves.
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 Post subject: Re: ba 03 fairmont ghia clunk in rear
Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:01 pm 
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hard to do or just time consuming?? is there a better bush to replace them with?? seems to be coming from the drivers side...
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Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:21 pm 
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Have seen a case where the big bolt that goes into the back of the diff hat strip. You have to drop the cradle to fix it.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:33 pm 
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KRM87 wrote:
hard to do or just time consuming?? is there a better bush to replace them with?? seems to be coming from the drivers side...



About 25 mins to drop rear cradle and about half an hour hacking old bush's out. Then 20 mins to press new bushes in. 40 min to refit rear cradle.
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Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:39 pm 
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KRM87 wrote:
hi, i got a ba fairmont and it has a clunk in the rear. only on a suddon bumps..harder the bump the louder it is.any ideas what it could b, was thinking shocks??


Hey Mate,

I had this EXACT same problem in my 03 Fairmont Ghia. Took it to the mechanic and he put two brand new shockies in the back end, havent heard that sound since.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ba 03 fairmont ghia clunk in rear
Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:55 am 
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yeah i checked the shocks last last night they look like they could do with replacement aswell as the sway bar linkrods
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Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:16 am 
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alot of people damage the link rods when fitting. You need to hold the rod from turning with a shifter, otherwise you tear the rubber.
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