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Old 06-22-2007, 10:25 AM   #1
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Front End Clunk

I've read some here about this topic and wanted to be sure before I proceed to install the fix.

In a straight line, at any speed, when I go over a bump, railroad tracks or whatever I get this hideous "clunk" from the front end. This noise will go away when I load the sway bar by turning the wheel.

I immediately thought of the sway bar bushings (I do not want to change these unless I have to) but I read more and more of how it is most likely the end links.

Please tell me this is true, it'll make my day!

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Old 06-22-2007, 10:34 AM   #2
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Hmmm I'm in the same situattion....end links...I think they making sound only at low speed...and bumbs...at least mine did...I replaced them, like one month ago...everything was ok until last week...I think my bushings are gone...have to check over the weekend....
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:41 AM   #3
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Pretty sure it's the end links. Also check out your sub-frame mounts. Mine had somehow worked loose.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:07 AM   #4
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yea same here...more obvious on turns....i was thinking front control arms...any thoughts?
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:52 AM   #5
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Mine ( 03 ZX3 ) is doing it too. New top plate , new moog end link , new suspension arm , new AGX , I even got the AGX changed under warranty thinking it was my problem , all bolts of the subframe has been verified , sway bar bushing inspected. I don't know where to look at anymore , it's doing it on the passenger side when cruising or accelerating going over little bumps. Not as bad when I have a passenger with me , I should say it almost never happen with a passenger. I'm running out of idea..
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:55 AM   #6
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Check the subframe bolts too.

Same symptoms for me. Tugged and tightened and rechecked everything mentioned. Ended up taking it to the dealer.
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:57 PM   #8
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its the engine mounts... had similar issues... i just took my car from the dealer and they changed all my engine mount and back to normal just to make sure... i really think the dog bone is since it allows the bottom to move side to side... also that makes the drive engine mount go bad too... the passenger seems to be the less affected... change the bottom one out then the driver if it does not go away... trust me.. i changed the whole car by now... i am broke from all this experimenting... if you want to donate a penny remusrm @ yahoo. com on pay pal if that is ur problem and is solved...
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I forgot , dog bone has been replaced too , I'm using uretane bushing ( clunking problem was there before and after the dog bone installation )
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Experienced that problem, and turned out to be the Tie Rod-Ends were worned to crap! And the clunking would only happen over small or large bumps or entering a parking lot over a concrete bump.

Expect to pay no more than 100 to 150 dollars for both replaced.
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