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Wh1t3Kn1ght
Monza


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2001 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:24 pm    Post subject: Front suspension issue Reply with quote

Hi Folks,

Since purchasing my 996 I've noticed that the front end has a tendency to wander and feel a bit sloppy this is also accompanied periodically with a clunk which appears to be coming from the struts.

Both front struts have been replaced around 12 months ago but I don't see any indication that the strut top bearings were replaced at the same time. Is it likely that these are the culprit of my issue?

I've already purchased some CTE control arms from carparts4less as I also have no history for replacement of these (both the tuning fork and coffin arms). I've also got the drop links which were a steal at £35 for the pair.

I'm concentrating my efforts on the 944 currently but I will get the front end up on the jack stands and do the standard checks holding the wheel to see if I can work out what has play.

Thanks!
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IanG1
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also worth checking both your inner and outer track rod ends for play. Also what are the tyres like?
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Wh1t3Kn1ght
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2001 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ian,

Tie rod ends look to be in good condition (no torn boots) but will check the play in them when I get it up in the air. There is little to no play from the steering wheel with the wheels on the ground.
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