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Old 07-02-2012, 12:39 PM
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Help! Listen to this noise.

Hello,

I hear a clunking sound when driving that appears to be a common symptom of worn-out bushings. I have read many forum posts on the issue.

But I think that I may have another issue going on. When I take my fist and bang the driver's side front tire, I hear a metal on metal noise. The passenger's side does not make this noise.

Here is a link to a video where you can hear the noise: http://montiebrown.com/video/help.html

What would be causing this noise? Or is it also a symptom of worn-out bushings!

Thanks for the assistance!
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:16 PM
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Any suggestions?
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:26 AM
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can it be reproduced when taken to dealer/mechanic?
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:25 AM
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I took it to the dealership and they stated that the noise was coming from the swaybar endlinks, so they replaced the endlinks and bushing. I drove the car from the dealership and still noticed the clunking sound when driving. I took it back to the dealership and now they are stating that the problem must be coming from the strut on the driver's side.

I am trying to get some ideas about what it could be before I play the game with the dealership of them changing out parts that don't fix the problem and I have to pay for it.

I am going to take that wheel off today or tomorrow and see if I can find the issue.
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