front end noise - on 2000 Chevrolet Express 1500

make's a clunking noise wen going over a speed bump and wen truning a corner

by in Antelope, CA on December 16, 2010
2 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by on December 16, 2010
Too many possibilities. Ball joint, sway bar bushing or link, control arm bushing, shock absorber, tie rod end to name a few. I recommend you have a thorough suspension/steering inspection as this could be indicating a safety issue.
COMMENT by on December 27, 2010
Hi Precision Automotive Repair, I have the same problem. My Chevy dealership first told me it was my Tie Rod, paid to have that fix its not that. Now they are telling me its the Ball Joint and Bushings and that even if I do repair this the noise will not stop. The price tag on this $1,392.00 Bushings and alignment.
ANSWER by on March 20, 2011
My does too... Hit everything with a grease gun but is still there. Did the checks for upper/lower balljoints, tie rods,etc.
COMMENT by on March 22, 2011
Another possibilty is the intermediate steering shaft. In the early 2000 model years of GM vehicles, this was/is a big problem. Not sure about the Express van, but the trucks all had this problem, all the way past 2006.

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