Failure of the front control arm bracket bushings—often referred to as thrust rod bushings—is moderately common. One symptom is a clunk or jolt felt in the steering when braking.
Average mileage: 64,495 (36,000–112,000)
18 people reported this problem
cracking noise when in reverse with steering wheel to the right (such as backing out of driveway) or when approaching a speed bump with left wheel first. Mechanics said the ball joint/suspension sockets, control arm are all bad and costs over $1,000. I hit a pot hole at about 35-34 mhp before i started hearing this sound.
Bought the car used when it had 27,000 miles on it. It currently has 44,000. The car feels like at certain times the car frame is going to break in half. I have not had it fixed at this time.