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can not find a clunk in the rt front of our 2001 4 dr. Clunks over bumps and makes similar noise going from drive to reverse after cold start/high idle.

Checked all fasteners, inspected control arm bushings, ball joints, tie rod end, sta bar links. Car had struts and springs about a year ago. Changed all three engine mounts (idle vibes are improved but no effect on clunk).
Disassembled and checked brakes that are only about 5k old.

It's a mystery clunk! Ideas??
 

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I replaced the control arms, both sway bar bushing/link, inner and outer tie rods and I still have a clunk as well. I have yet to replace my strut bearings. Have you had those replaced when they did the shocks?
 

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That sounds like sway bar end links. Those don't give too much of a outward sign. The nut will be tight, but if the link itself is easily rotated, then it's bad. How did you check the end links?
 

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I had an extra cheap new duralast link and threw that on the noisy side. Problem solved. This set of duralasts went LESS than a year and 9,000 fairly good weather miles. Who has the best? Car will be sold soon but I don't want the buyer to have to mess with this for a while. thanks
 

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Eh, it's their car, so unless the buyer is family don't feel guilty. I've been really disappointed with the quality of aftermarket end links. Mine were Moog and I swear those went bad in about 20k or so. I just left them like that. Eventually I'm going to try someone else- preferably one that comes with a nylon locking nut. Ford's lasted 50k miles, and so far that's the best I can relate to.
 
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