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Front suspension clunk

I have an 85 with air suspension, 5 months old. I'm getting a very intermittent clunk, only when the suspension is set on high, and only near full lock (right or left) when travelling around 5-10km/hr. I can't reliably replicate it so I'm reluctant to take it to the service centre where I can almost guarantee that it will be silent. Has anyone come across this problem before?


2013 P85
Feb 12, 2013
Not sure why the drive unit for a RWD car would be replaced for a front suspension problem. There is at least 1 TSB for front suspension/steering creaking sound near full lock that involves shims. They will also re-torque front suspension bolts to proper specs.

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