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Acura Tech Tip: Clunk From The Rear Suspension When Hitting Bumps

Inspect the rear dampers for any leaks or damage to make sure the dampers themselves are not the cause of the noise. Replace the damping rubber from both rear dampers with the updated damping rubber in the repair kit.

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Models: 2013-2017 ILX

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Condition: 

The rear damping rubber is transmitting excessive noise from the rear suspension to the body and cabin area.

Corrective Action:

Inspect the rear dampers for any leaks or damage to make sure the dampers themselves are not the cause of the noise. Replace the damping rubber from both rear dampers with the updated damping rubber in the repair kit.

Repair Procedure: 

1. Remove the rear damping rubber as outlined in the service information.
> The upper and lower damping rubber from the replacement kit are not of the same material and must be installed as shown to correctly complete this bulletin.
> The upper damping rubber has a 6 molded onto its side.
> The lower damping rubber has white paint marks at two locations.
2. Assemble and install the rear damper as outlined in the service information. Make sure you replace the removed hardware with the new self-locking nuts and flange bolts.
3. Loosely install the lower flange bolt to 44 ft/lbs. 
4. In order to avoid damaging the lower bushing in the damper, raise the rear suspension with a jack, then tighten the flange bolt to the specified torque.

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