Clunk From Front Suspension When Driving at Low Speed Over Bumps or Turning – 2015 Acura TLX

B15-006
May 17, 2016
01327 Version 2

Clunk From Front Suspension When Driving at Low Speed Over Bumps or Turning

Supersedes 15-006, dated January 16, 2015, to revise the information highlighted in yellow.

 

AFFECTED VEHICLES

Year Model Trim VIN range
2015 TLX L4 19UUB1F..FA000001 thru 19UUB1F..FA005784
2015 TLX V6 without SH-AWD 19UUB2F..FA000001 thru 19UUB2F..FA008008
2015 TLX V6 with SH-AWD 19UUB3F..FA000001 thru 19UUB3F..FA001079

 

REVISION SUMMARY

Under AFFECTED VEHICLES, VIN ranges were updated.

 

SYMPTOM

There is a clunk from the front of the vehicle when driving at low speed while going over bumps or turning.

 

POSSIBLE CAUSES

At least one of the self-locking nuts at the top of the front damper/spring assemblies is loose.

 

CORRECTIVE ACTION

Torque both of the front damper self-locking nuts.

 

TOOL INFORMATION

Tool Name Part Number Quantity
Strut Nut Adapter 07AAA-SVAA100 1

 

WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION

The normal warranty applies.

Operation Number Description Flat Rate Time Defect Code Symptom Code Template ID Failed Part Number
4145A3 Torque both of the front damper self-locking nuts. 0.3 hour 06201 04201 15-006N 51611-TZ4-A02

Skill Level:  Repair Technician

 

DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the nut covers at the top of both front damper assemblies.

nut covers

 

  1. Torque the two self-locking nuts located at the top of the front damper/spring assemblies using a 6 mm hex wrench, a 17 mm socket, a strut nut adapter, and a torque wrench set to 70 N·m (52 ft-lb).

Torque the two self-locking nuts located at the top of the front damper/spring assemblies

 

END

 

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2016/SB-10083969-2280.pdf

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