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Front end clunking noise
Posted 05 July 2011 - 04:37 PM
Thanks for any help.
Posted 05 July 2011 - 05:06 PM
Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:00 PM
Good luck--and let us know what you find.
Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:45 PM
Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:48 PM
Also you said you checked the control arm did you take a look at the big bushing on the rear of it. It bolts under the car near the front of door if you see grease leaking out of it, then it will clunk also but most noticable on turns.
Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:51 PM
I have the same problem on mine and I replaced the struts all around as well as the transverse link bushings on both sides as they were oozing. I feel it I "think" in the steering wheel if I'm going slow enough but not sure. All is tight but ..... I was thinking it might be the rack bushings but I haven't bothered with it.
Did you check the u-joint that connects the steering wheel to the rack.
Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:56 PM
Turns out the passenger ball joint was bad. I could grab the bottom of the tire when it was in the air and pull it up and down and see movement. Did that and the thump stopped.
I also wound up replacing both inner tierods, outer tierod joints and passenger wheel bearing due to more movement after that. :-\
Posted 05 July 2011 - 07:10 PM
Thanks for the help.
Posted 06 July 2011 - 07:18 PM
Posted 06 July 2011 - 08:49 PM
Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:30 AM
sometimes they will only have movement front to rear, or even like another person said, up and down but not in and out. they are weird. they are also pretty cheap...
Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:44 AM
There is still a clunk over rough road but only if the steering wheel is turned very far to the left or right. I suspect that may be the strut tower bearing, but I'm not worrying about that one. It rarely occurs.
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