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So i changed my Sturts about 4 months ago or so because they were completely blown out at 110,000 miles, and i thought they were the reason that my car was clunking when ever i entered a shopping center parking lot or going over a good old WI road full of pot holes :mad: But i guess it wasn't the whole problem. The car clunks a lot less and handles 10 fold better with the kyb agx struts but now i want to get rid of the last of the clunks. I've been told that it could either be my top-hats or my end-links. I didn't change my top-hats with the sturts because of the price but now i'm wondering if I should of done that. Any input would be helpful, also i looked at the endlinks and they look slightly worn.... not sure if i would go to a new stock endlink or if anyone knows of some endlinks for under 75.00

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Mike
 

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before going through the expense of new tops better to eliminate any other possible sources

it could be end links, simply disconnect one side and drive the same roads- clunk still there- it's not the links, clunk gone replace

check the jack in your trunk- this often loosens and makes a clunk noise, same w/ the spare tire

check the rear seat supports (must remove the rear seats) these often come loose and clunk too

last give the strut top nut a little (not lots!) zap w/ an air gun, these OFTEN don't get fully seated causing a clunk

if after checking all the above, it's a chance it is a strup top that failed (doesn't happen often, but occasionally)

sometimes it also helps having someone in the rear seat while driving around the offending roads w/ his/her ear trying to determine the location of the clunk- this will often reveal/eliminate certain things
 

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thanks for all the tips, i hope it is just the sway bar end links and not the top hats:)
 

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no problem- make sure you post up when you discover the culprit- helps us make diagnoses in the future
 

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will do, and hopefully i'll be posting it was just the end links.
 

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clunks can come from numerous parts, especially on a higher mileage car, start with **** tops! Cause everyone loves ****s! Anyways, thats the MOST LIKELY cause, however, all the other causes here well may be the reason, also dont rule out subframe-um bushings! Theyre normally a lighter clunk but more feel to it, hope ya gets 'er fixed man!
 
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