front end on 2004 Pontiac Montana

front end is rattling

by in Toccoa, GA on April 09, 2009
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on April 10, 2009
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.
COMMENT by on April 11, 2009
Yes I can hear the rattle when I bounce the front end
COMMENT by on April 13, 2009
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!
ANSWER by on March 11, 2010
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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