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Front end clunk

When turning and going over bumps at low speed about 30 or less there is a pop or clunk fro the front drivers side. It feels like it happens as the weight transfers on or off the drivers side. It has been to the shop several times and all the front suspension parts have been replaced trying to find the problem and none have fixed it. It sort of feels like a bushing but i cannot pinpoint the problem. Please help

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It's usually a sway bar link and/or sway bar bushing.
Disconnect it and try that for less noise before buying parts.

Posted on Jul 24, 2017

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SOURCE: 2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES Clunking noise

the first thing i would check is the sway bar bushings they usualy go first. you have a bushing out somwhere. ive replace many struts because people have requested new struts and when we install them they come back and complain that the clunk is still there and all it needed was a bushing kit for $20
hope this helps

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

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SOURCE: 2001 mitsubishi eclipse gt rattles over bumps at low speeds

Check for a cracked engine mount. I had to replace mine about six weeks ago.

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Lancer 2005 suspension

I reckon rear shocks top mounts might be torn or mount nuts loose. check the shock shaft and spring seat weather its off seat.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Montero Sport clunks when I hit a bump

One shock absorber can cause a noisy ride also, and I exactly know how you mean by that rough ride, one thing else that causes a noisy rough ride on used cars and we don't even pay attention to it is dry and/or faulty joints underneath the car, try greasing up the joints and change the faulty joints (specially suspension system joints), you'll see how significantly it changes the ride feel of the car, by the way monteros have a pretty truck ride feel, I've had a 2001 Montero it felt more kind of truck than SUV (stiff body and suspension) but yes it was not noisy. Hope my answer give you a hint and please rate my answer if it was helpful, your rating significantly effect my general ratings, thanks!

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

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SOURCE: TL Magna replace strut top bushes how to drop

try not to kill yourself.
You need a spring compressor for this job.
Three nuts on top , two at nuckle , disconnect any brake hoses or wires attached to strut if present ,
If brake hose goes through the bracket on the strut , and there is no options but disconnect brake line , I usually cut bracket carefully the way I can split bracket and take hose out without disconnecting the brake line.But make sure that it cut really nice so you can put it back together with locking spring.
After that , take strut assy. out and COMPRESS THE SPRING (spring compressor) ,after-take center nut on top of the strut out and you done. Memorize the way (mark it) spring was sitting , and sequence
for the parts and put it back together .
Installation - opposit of removal.

Posted on May 05, 2010

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