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Old 11-10-2012, 05:03 PM   #8
katkrazy2007
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Originally Posted by yellowknife SVT View Post
Could be a tie rod. The connection is like a ball and socket. The socket part gets worn and makes a thumping sound when going over bumps. Car can be placed on a lift and then you check for play.
yellowknife, I don't get a thumping sound anymore (that turned out to be my control arm). Its just a scrape sound that I don't get all the time. I run over bumps, speed bumps, railroad tracks, etc and I don't get it throughout the day. I've only heard it twice: both times I was leaving early in the morning when it was cold and hitting that dip straight on.
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