Front Suspension Noise Due to Failed Support Bushing on Lexus RX300

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 124,900 (73,000–200,000)
2 model years affected: 1999, 2001
13 people reported this problem
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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.
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.
Suspension noise when going over bumps. Replaced struts but still a problem...appears that bushings need to be replaced.
most of the front support bushings went bad slamming metal to metal when going over bumps or rr tracks havent fixed it yet
Replaced Lower control arms including the bushings, along with the sway bar bushings. Both were bad.