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Old 05-27-2003, 10:13 AM   #1
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Question noise coming from left front suspension

I've been hearing some noise coming from my left front suspension. Everytime I brake and turn into a parking spot or my drive way I hear this clanking sound. I don't know if its my coil springs or my calipers.
Anybody have an idea?
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Old 05-27-2003, 02:57 PM   #2
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Default CV joint

Sounds like a Constant Velocity (CV) Joint could be bad. Other things to consider, which come straight from a Haynes Manual could be:

Lack of lubrication at the ball joints and tie rod ends
Damaged strut mounting
Worn Control Arm bushings or tie-rod ends
Loose Anti-roll bar (swaybar)
Loose wheel lug nuts (lol, let's not hope)
Loose suspension bolts (could be one of many)

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Old 05-27-2003, 05:58 PM   #3
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My first guess would be the three most common (mentioned above)

1. Loose/bent sway bar mount
2. Bad CV-Joint
3. Loose strut top bolt
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Old 05-28-2003, 04:55 AM   #4
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Yeah, definitely check that strut top bolt (the one in the middle under the little plastic/rubber cap). I've gotten that sound before and found it to be that.

If you have aftermarket springs, they could just not be seated properly, too so they shift and clunk when you turn...

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