I've had clunking coming from the front of my 2005 Elise (base suspension with 40,000miles) for about a year now. I had the steering rack replaced about a month ago with the Titan QR from Sector 111 and last week had the BWR adjustable sway bar installed. I had the service rep and the mechanic at Lotus of Atlanta drive the car with me and confirm the clunking remains. I had two different LOA mechanics on separate occasions check the suspension linkages and both said nothing was loose. I went under the lift the second time with them to confirm that the bushings were ok, upper shock mount brackets bolts were tight and control arms were ok. The pagid blue brake pads were slightly loose and rattling around but they fixed this with some adhesive. Car still makes the metal on metal clunking sound, especially at low speeds.
I'm at an impasse now and not sure how to proceed. Thoughts? Could it be the shocks? Any help greatly appreciated.
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