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Re: front end clunking noise
-- [ From: Huw Powell * EMC.Ver #3.1a ] --
>As money permits, I've replaced an engine mount, ball joints, tie rod ends,
control arm bushings, struts, and, of course, strut bearings. The result?
A tighter car with a clunk in the front right. It actually kicks the
steering wheel. I'd be willing to bet that if you cruised down the road at
45mph in third, and rolled gently on and off the gas, you'd feel a kick in
your steering wheel as well.
How about the bushing things at the top of the struts? They have a round
hole and if it "eggs" a bit, you wind up with two alignments - power on and
power off. The result - you have to correct the steering every time you
crest a hill or bottom out a valley. I once drove to NYC from NH (375 miles
) with this problem. Not exactly fatigue free driving! They were cheap to
buy and cheap to replace. hth