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Lexus RX300 Front Suspension Noise Due to Failed Support Bushing

 
Lexus RX300 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2001

Average Mileage: 117,666 mi (73,000 mi - 170,000 mi)

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The front suspension might make noise when going over bumps or rough roads. The support bushing for the suspension commonly needs to be replaced to correct this concern.

  •  Rookie

    Whenever I drive over a bump, railroad track or similar there's a metal to metal sound as if there's no bushings??? I had the strut replaced and it's still there.

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Replaced Lower control arms including the bushings, along with the sway bar bushings. Both were bad.

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  • Visitor, , 170,000 mi

    Started as a barely noticeable "clunk" coming from driver's side tire area whenever hitting a bump in the road. It's been a month since I noticed it and it's become a consistent rattle on all but newly paved roads. Easily diagnosed by pushing down on top of strut mount, aforementioned metal to metal "clunk" is produced.

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  •  Rookie

    Suspension noise when going over bumps. Replaced struts but still a problem...appears that bushings need to be replaced.

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  • cogsy 53, , 102,000 mi
     Rookie

    most of the front support bushings went bad slamming metal to metal when going over bumps or rr tracks havent fixed it yet

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  •  Rookie

    I have had this noise occur off and on since I bought the car.

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