2004 Pontiac Montana Q&A

2004 Pontiac Montana Question: front end

front end is rattling -
Answer 1
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 1
Yes I can hear the rattle when I bounce the front end -
Comment 2
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 2
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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