Ziplicon Tuesday said:Man, are you for real or what - the bushing change really addressed the clunk issue? How did you get them to change it? I've had mine in twice for it with no improvement.
If I could only get that one thing corrected, I'd be one happy SOB.
Seattle CTS-V said:Bellevue? I went there the other day and they seemed way more knowledgable about the V than Brotherton. I may switch afterall.
I know I am bumping a really old thread but hopefully someone can answer... What is the recommended torque for the rear cradle bolts? My car sounds like an old crown vic with 400k miles when going over bumps. This started shortly after having the fuel pump recall done on my car where they needed to lower the rear cradle. I am starting to think the rear cradle bolts may be loose.I have found that the rear cradle bolts come loose on their own every once in a while. Either get under there and tighten them or have the dealer tighten them whenever you take your V in for service.
I guarantee that this is the problem. When they are loose you can hear the rear end "clanking" around when driving slow (5-10mph) over smalls bump or rough roads. After tightening them up to the recommended torque your clanking and most driveline clunks will disappear.
You can thank me later