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Old 02-25-2017, 03:31 PM
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rear suspension noise when going over bumps

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I have been having this rear suspension noise for the longest time and i finally decided to look into it. The best way I can describe it is that it sounds like a clunking/thumping sound. Almost like of something is hitting something else. I can hear it even on small bumps and cracks on the road. It comes from both sides of the rear but seems to be worse on the passenger side.

I rook it a a mechanic, he drove it and without checking it out he automatically said its both rear shocks. Replaced both of them ( not the springs ) and the car sounds exactly the same. I beat the mechanic's a** and got my money back for the labor but now I'm back to square one. There too many dirty mechanics in my area and I dont really have one I can rely and trust on but forums like these.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I was thinking maybe rear upper control arms?

btw I have a subwoofer in the trunk if that matters
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Re: rear suspension noise when going over bumps

I have a 2001 Type-SH I also have a 12" sealed sub that probably weighs 20ish pounds.
I had the same issue, however it went away when I took the sub out. But I don't think it is because of the sub-woofer.

I don't know what it is, maybe bump stops?

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Re: rear suspension noise when going over bumps

Same issue
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TSB - Subject Regarding Rear Suspension Clunk

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Re: rear suspension noise when going over bumps

Ok, I will get these shock collars replaced then. It definitely sounds like a shock clunk for sure so I really hope its this. Thanks
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Re: rear suspension noise when going over bumps

Do it, i did mine about a year ago, and since then no noise from the rear.
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Re: rear suspension noise when going over bumps

will do. I also plan on either rebulding the head on my engine or buying a new head because my car has bent exhaust valves on cylinder 2 and 4 but it still runs. I have the h23a vtec blue top engine so can I put an h22a4 or any h series vtec head in there? or do I have to look for a h23 a vtec head?
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Re: rear suspension noise when going over bumps

Does anyone have rear control arms for prelude 97-01 under warranty at oriellys or autozone please need help asap
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will do. I also plan on either rebulding the head on my engine or buying a new head because my car has bent exhaust valves on cylinder 2 and 4 but it still runs. I have the h23a vtec blue top engine so can I put an h22a4 or any h series vtec head in there? or do I have to look for a h23 a vtec head?
h22 / h23a / f20b are all almost identical so yes a h22 head would work
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