On both on my rear shocks/struts, the rubber bushings where the arm attaches to the car went bad. So everytime the car moved up and down, I would get this terrible clanking noise. They failed about 6 months apart, so I was able to perform the terrible job on the floor of my garage twice. But getting a new bushing kit worked. The only bad thing is that you need to get a new shock also becase you have to cut the nut off the shock to replace the bushings. Every maintenance item on this car is a joke.