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Old 09-05-2019, 09:34 AM
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Clunking felt at low speeds from front of N55

I have a 2011 N55 with 112,000 miles. Lately when I am driving in a parking lot that is a bit bumpy I feel some clunking or vibration when I hit a bump and not under acceleration.

I feel it under my feet and can hear it. I haven't got under the car to look for anything yet but does anyone have any suggestions on what to look for? The car still seems to drive, steer, and brake without any issues. I have driven on some rough terrain going camping over the summer so maybe that loosened something up or exacerbated a failing part. It sounds like what I would imagine a sway bar link breaking and coming into contact with another metal part would sound like.

Thanks for any suggestions!
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Old 09-06-2019, 05:55 AM
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Open the hood and look at the top of the strut towers. If you see a sand-like dust in the area, you need to replace your strut bushings.

There is a great thread explaining the how-to for this procedure.


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Old 09-06-2019, 07:51 AM
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One of my sway bar links is dead. I just ordered two new ones from FCP Euro for $75. Probably best case scenario lol.
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