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I drive a 99 altima. I can hear a knocking noise on the front passenger side when ever I go over any bumps. It sounds like it could be coming from a strut. Does anyone have any suggestions to what it might be?
 

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i would say u have a weak strut, since it compresses very easily. Im not tellin you to go out and buy struts, but tahts just what i think it is. Did u give it the bounce test?
 

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Teh00Alty said:
i would say u have a weak strut, since it compresses very easily. Im not tellin you to go out and buy struts, but tahts just what i think it is. Did u give it the bounce test?
What is the bounce test?
 

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If you push down on each corner and it goes down then back up once the strut is good, if it continues to bounce three or more times then it is definitely bad.
 

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look at the body of the strut where the piston goes into it. if its all wet or damp looking, the strut is bad. you can also take it for a short drive on a semi bumpy road and when you park the vehicle - feel the body of the strut to see if its noticeably hotter than the other struts. a clunking noise from that area can also be a bad motor mount.
 

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What is the meaning of "Motor Mount"? Does the following link describe it?

http://www.performancesuspension.com/motorTransMounts.htm

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AsleepAltima said:
look at the body of the strut where the piston goes into it. if its all wet or damp looking, the strut is bad. you can also take it for a short drive on a semi bumpy road and when you park the vehicle - feel the body of the strut to see if its noticeably hotter than the other struts. a clunking noise from that area can also be a bad motor mount.
 
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