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Old 04-13-2018, 10:06 AM
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GP2 Rear Clunk Noise

I am getting a loud clunking noise from the rear, mostly when the car is on uneven pavement and rocking back and forth. Suspecting either the sway bar bushings or the sway bar end links. Is there a torque setting for the frame mount bushings? Has anyone experienced this?
 
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Old 04-29-2018, 05:25 PM
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my guess most likely is the end links. my 07 r56 had the same noise when I bought it, replaced the end links and the noise is gone. now is my GP has that noise too, will replace the end links soon. You can also try to take off the wheel, jack the hub or something solid to compress the suspension, the noise should come up.
 
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:17 AM
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Is it more noticeable at low speeds? It’s fairly common for the GP2 coilovers to have issues and need replacement. Clunking at low speeds is the first sign. Although end links and sway bar bushings are another possibility.

Can’t really diagnose a noise online, needs to be looked at by someone who knows MINIs to determine what’s causing it.
 
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Old 04-30-2018, 05:05 AM
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Thank you for your replies. Sway bar bushings and end links are ok. I did have it in the shop and we found a rust like residue on the top side of the entire rear coils. The noise occurs when the car rocks back and forth over bumps. It was suggested to place axle grease on the coils to see if that stops the noise. I have not tried that yet.
 
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Old 04-30-2018, 12:41 PM
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I had a clunk that ended up being the endlinks. I replaced them with alta's end links and some poly sway bar bushings and it's quiet now.
 
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Old 04-30-2018, 01:16 PM
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Thank you for the feedback.
While on the subject of noise. Apply the brake, then the gas and I get a metallic type clicking noise from around the firewall. Any thoughts?
 
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I've searched high and low for the part numbers or a diagram of the GP2's oem rear suspension. I too have this clunking and just want to replace the parts with oem pieces. Are the endlinks the same as the standard R56 JCW endlinks or are they different? Thanks!
 
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