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Old 06-13-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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Front End Noise

I am not sure if this is the correct place for this but I will throw it out there anyways. When ever I take off or come to a stop in my car it makes a creaking noise. So to explain it a little better if you but the car in first gear and rock it back and forth that is when you hear it if that makes sense?

I am thinking it is either the front endlinks or control arm bushings. However I just don't want to start throwing parts at it. So any info anyone might have would be great!!

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Sounds like a classic end link issue and should be the first thing to check. It is very easy to do. Remove tires and wheels. Remove end of link attached to strut. If the joints flop all over the place (e.g. very loose) they need replacing.
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I have thought about replacing those first to see if it solves the problem since they are cheap.

I was going to replace the control arm bushings but on the 08+ you have to buy the whole control arm which is lame!
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Hello

Is there a tutorial with photos on how to do this. I've been searching online all last night and all I've found are threads with dead links, no images, and simplistic descriptions.

Visual guidance for a 2007 wagon front end links replacement would be helpfull.

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Hello

Is there a tutorial with photos on how to do this. I've been searching online all last night and all I've found are threads with dead links, no images, and simplistic descriptions.

Visual guidance for a 2007 wagon front end links replacement would be helpfull.

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make your own thread, it would help you find your answer.

as far as the sound, i too believed it to be my control arm bushings or sway bar endlinks. ended up being my strut mounts. you can try lubing them up and seeing if the sound goes away.
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It's possibly one of the simplest do it yourself jobs there is and a no brainer once you look at it. Literally two bolts/nuts per side (one one top of the link and one on the bottom). The bottom one is attached to the end of the front sway bar. The top one is attached to a tab on the body of the strut. Instructions might only complicate the job as its that simple and straightforward.
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It's possibly one of the simplest do it yourself jobs there is and a no brainer once you look at it. Literally two bolts/nuts per side (one one top of the link and one on the bottom). The bottom one is attached to the end of the front sway bar. The top one is attached to a tab on the body of the strut. Instructions might only complicate the job as its that simple and straightforward.
You're right. I did it. It's done.

More importantly it solved the clunking issue.

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