05 Outback strut noise

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2 months 3 weeks ago #201317 by goslo
05 Outback strut noise was created by goslo
I replaced the struts and upper mounts (SACHS) on my Outback and now I have a knocking, rattling, thumping noise in the front on rough roads at slow speeds (25+-).
I raised the car with a floor jack under lower control arm and when I dropped it I heard the noise. Using a piece of heater hose I think I isolated it to the upper bearing. so I replaced it with another new one. But got the same result. I think both sides are making noise. Any ideas on what might be causing this? Thanks for any help you can provide.

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2 months 3 weeks ago #201318 by relative4
Replied by relative4 on topic 05 Outback strut noise
Assuming you didn't have the noise before the strut replacement:
Improper strut spring assembly
Wrong top hats
Sway bar links not properly fastened
Ball joint not properly tightened
Top hats not properly mounted

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