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2004 Pontiac Montana Question: front end

 

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rlockmiller, Toccoa, GA, April 09, 2009, 07:58
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front end is rattling

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    April 10, 2009, 16:32
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    Can you hear the rattle when you bounce the front end or must you be driving? The best way to get to the bottom of a front end noise is to road test with the technician who will be working on your van so that everyone can agree on the noise that is to be repaired.

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    rlockmiller, April 11, 2009, 11:48
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    Yes I can hear the rattle when I bounce the front end

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    Russ, April 13, 2009, 20:11
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    That is good, it should make things a bit easier. Have someone bounce the front end while you look around for something loose. Conentrate on the area where you hear the noise. The upper strut mounts would be a good place to start looking. Be carefull if you reach into the suspension area while the front end is bouncing, there are a lot of moving parts!

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    Visitor, March 11, 2010, 18:29

    lower controle arm bushings can be seen by looking at the lower controle arm behind the tire, there are bushing located at the front that very frequently fail.

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