Problem Description and Possible Solution
Worn sway bar bushings or sway bar end links may cause a rattling or clunking noise from the front suspension during low-speed driving. Though not always the root cause, front struts are often replaced for this condition.
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Average mileage: 145,682 (43,000–230,000)
12 model years affected: 1993
, more1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
47 people reported this problem
Single occasional thumpish clunk from front end particularly on slow turns in parking lots, driveways, from stops in intersections, etc. Never during any kind of steady straight-line driving or gradual curves.
I have the samenoise in the front end the clunking in looseness in steering especially when I turn to the left even at very low speeds a left hand turn will cause my wheel to squeal. I had both front and struts replaced and a left front wheel bearing hub assembly. I still have the same issues though with the clunking and the looseness.
Clunking noise when hit a bump had struts replaced cost me $300 to find out that wasn't the problem
makes a loud clunking noise when making a right turn
Front end makes clunking noise when riding over bumps in road.
Replaced Sub-Frame bushings and still have noise. Looking at
sway bar next than struts
while I am riding down a street I have this awful noise coming from my front end and I have had several estimates on replacing the entire struts system and it is not inexpensive by a long shot
Have had these replaced about 4 years ago and the problem is back again.
Bushings repaired several times. They are still noisy
It sounds like the front of the car is about to fall apart
I've had the clunking problem for quite a while, I think its the strut bearing.. no time to check now.. I'll also check the sway bar bushings.. thanks
Front end is bouncing really bad. Don't know what it is.
had no problem until safety inspection and was told both bushings on left and right should be replaced at a cost of $557.00
Wheel wobble and noise at 35 MPH+. Took imeadiately to the shop. Mech put it on the rack and found worn bushings and links. They were replaced and the front end aligned.
replace struts and sway bar
clunking in front end occasionally became a dangerous situation when car became a little squirmy. Motor mounts and tie rod mounts replaced by dealer.
Upon noticing the noise in the front suspension, I went and bought the parts at Auto Zone and took it in to a repair shop and I had them put the parts in. The cost of parts at Auto Zone is much cheaper that what a repair shop would cost. Most repair shops will allow a customer to purchase their own parts. You would just pay for labor. It usually works out better for you and your budget.
constantly have to replace bushings,water pump,motor,misfire problems and now my timing belt broke
When driving slow or over rough roads, I hear the noise/clunking in the front.