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I'm starting to put some miles and now there's a "clunk"
« on: August 24, 2009, 02:34:43 PM »
...a sort of popping knuckle "clunk"ing when my wheel is turned to the right or the left and there's articulation in the front driver's side suspension. Not bad, but it occurs at angles- not on flat, level ground.

Thoughts? I just rolled over 73K. It's only from the driver's side and loud enough you can almost *feel* it.

EDIT: Another possible but also unrelated sympton is a persistent *squeaking* on the driver side as well. It's gets noiser the more I turn left...and disappears when I turn right. It also disappears when I step on the brakes. My rotors and pads have been replaced (it was time) and it still persists.
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Re: I'm starting to put some miles and now there's a "clunk"
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 07:19:31 PM »
Mine is doing the same thing. Had the suspension checked out and it turned out to be my upper control arm bushing being bad.
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Re: I'm starting to put some miles and now there's a "clunk"
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Re: I'm starting to put some miles and now there's a "clunk"
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 09:25:30 PM »
control arms or tie rod ends

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Re: I'm starting to put some miles and now there's a "clunk"
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2009, 11:03:09 PM »
or cv joints
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Re: I'm starting to put some miles and now there's a "clunk"
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009, 04:28:33 PM »
Man, that's a lot of "or"s...
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Re: I'm starting to put some miles and now there's a "clunk"
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009, 08:55:07 PM »
if you dont have a torn cv boot (as evidenced by a spray of grease inside your wheel) then you can probably rule out the CV's.
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Re: I'm starting to put some miles and now there's a "clunk"
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2009, 09:07:38 PM »
And the CVs should make noise on any ground, not just bumps, just do a slow turn with the wheel locked to one side, then try the other.

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Re: I'm starting to put some miles and now there's a "clunk"
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2009, 06:41:49 PM »
Thanks guys. Randy's vote is on UCAs. The only thing that makes noise is a constant squeak when I turn left. I don't have any grease or anything either. Both boots are fine.
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Re: I'm starting to put some miles and now there's a "clunk"
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2009, 10:14:50 PM »
That's your control arms. Upper CA's most likely.