I have had a clunk for a while in the rear. Mostly prominent when hitting manhole covers, etc. Thought it was gas cell but replaced them. Could be sway bar links and or
SLS strut bushing (lower)
I was attempting to go thru the rear suspension today and started with an inspection. Everything felt pretty solid, but some rubber looked pretty bad. Most are original. I had one camber link fail years ago and it caused the car to dog walk under hard acceleration.
This is what I found
1. Forward subframe bushings are cracked pretty bad but not drooping.
2. SLS top bushings are cracked.
3. Sway bar link bushings are cracked.
4. Carrier bearings look ok.
I started by removing the old (plastic) sway bar link. I have a new set in my stock, metal link part 124-320-04-89.
Comparing the two, the bottom bushing sleeve is 48mm on the new one and 38mm on the old one. No way in hell these new ones are gonna fit in the control arm.
Did I get the wrong part? Did the control arms change during the production run? My car is an early 92.
Can I get the upper SLS strut bushings seperately? I am not convinced my SLS strut is bad just yet but will try to pull it out and likely do the carrier bearing as well.