156 Rear Suspension -- "Thumping" Noise
First of all, please accept my best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2004.
Lately I have noticed that sometimes (NOT all the time, though) the rear right suspension on my 1998 156 V6 makes a loud "thump" when the car passes over a slightly uneven surface at a regular speed (not too fast or too slow -- just even speed). It is as if there is something bouncing around in the boot. The sound is NOT like a rattle, but usually a single "thump".
I don't think there is any noticeable deterioration in the ride quality -- but then, the ride on my car is firm anyway due to the Eibach springs. Also, the handling seems to be fine.
Any ideas?? Also, please advise me on how to check suspension bushes (especially rear ones) for excessive wear.