loose strut rod -- how to fix ?

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Old 08 Dec 2008, 09:50 pm   #1 (permalink)
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After rear-end impact to and repair of a 2000 Camry LE,
residual clunking noise turned out to be a rear strut rod,
which was loose at the axle (rear) end. By hand I can
produce the clunking sound. Two questions:

(1) Who should have noticed the loose strut rod, the auto body
shop or the alignment shop? (I'd say the latter, because it makes
no sense to align loose parts. It's like painting over mildew.)

(2) Is the fix merely to re-torque to 83 ft-lb and re-align, or do
we have to disassemble, inspect bushings, etc. The impact
was on the other side.

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Old 09 Dec 2008, 06:01 am   #2 (permalink)
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On Dec 8, 9:50*pm, jake.pinneb...@gmail.com wrote:
> After rear-end impact to and repair of a 2000 Camry LE,
> residual clunking noise turned out to be a rear strut rod,
> which was loose at the axle (rear) end. *By hand I can
> produce the clunking sound. *Two questions:
>
> (1) Who should have noticed the loose strut rod, the auto body
> shop or the alignment shop? *(I'd say the latter, because it makes
> no sense to align loose parts. *It's like painting over mildew.)
>
> (2) Is the fix merely to re-torque to 83 ft-lb and re-align, or do
> we have to disassemble, inspect bushings, etc. * The impact
> was on the other side.
>
> Comments?
>
> Thanks, Jake


Its the body shop responsibility, they did get paid to fix the car
didnt they, YES. By your train of thought they are off the hook for
most anything mechanical
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Old 09 Dec 2008, 09:42 pm   #3 (permalink)
jake.pinneberg@gmail.com
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On Dec 9, 4:01*am, ransley <Mark_Rans...@Yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Dec 8, 9:50*pm, jake.pinneb...@gmail.com wrote:
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> > After rear-end impact to and repair of a 2000 Camry LE,
> > residual clunking noise turned out to be a rear strut rod,
> > which was loose at the axle (rear) end. *By hand I can
> > produce the clunking sound. *Two questions:

>
> > (1) Who should have noticed the loose strut rod, the auto body
> > shop or the alignment shop? *(I'd say the latter, because it makes
> > no sense to align loose parts. *It's like painting over mildew.)

>
> > (2) Is the fix merely to re-torque to 83 ft-lb and re-align, or do
> > we have to disassemble, inspect bushings, etc. * The impact
> > was on the other side.

>
> > Comments?

>
> > Thanks, Jake

>
> Its the body shop responsibility, they did get paid to fix the car
> didnt they, YES. *By your train of thought they are off the hook for
> most anything mechanical- Hide quoted text -
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Once upon a time I thought like you. Nissan sold me lifetime
rustproofing
per.written contract for a new car. A simple line-item with a price.
Ten years
later the Nissan had rust, and Nissan Corp. regretted to inform me
that
its ("your") subcontractor had gone bankrupt. Nissan felt and assumed
no
responsibility for the lifetime rustproofing, and the Attorney General
of
New York agreed with Nissan. That of course will be my last Nissan,
but
the point is that the subcontractor sometimes is the responsible
party.
I'd hang them both - body and alignment shop -- just to be certain.

-Jake
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