play in coilover lower bolt
Sorry if this is addressed somewhere else. I had a shop install feal 441's on my 2002 IS about a year ago. I've had a soft clunk from the passenger side rear since day 1. It's louder at slower speeds. At first I chalked it up to "normal" coilover sounds, but more and more it's really bugging me. I had a different shop look into it, but they said they couldn't find anything wrong. I checked it out myself and I found that it's coming from play where the coilover connects to the rear suspension arm. It looks like the mounting hole in the bottom of the coilover is too large for the bolt size. It allows a few millimeter of play. Enough to make a clunk over bumps. I tried torqueing the bolt tighter, but it doesn't make any difference. The other side doesn't have this issue. Is there supposed to be some sort of adaptor or rubber sleeve that was supposed to go over the bolt? Anyone have a fix for this?
I know I should take it back to the shop that originally installed it, but I wasn't very happy with the installation. I had to take it back twice already because they mounted the head light sensor wrong. I had to figure out the issue myself and explain it to them to fix it. I also got my car back covered with some kind of metal fallout that I had to scrub off of my paint. Needless to say, I don't want to go back there again.
2002 MSM 5-spd, HKS Hi-Power exhaust, Lextasy cf intake, K&N Drop-in filter, 18" Speedy Infernos, ABS Type-R front lip