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Re: Clunking up front. (archive)

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Posted by dudel on August 28, 2001 at 13:51:20:

In Reply to: Clunking up front. posted by josh gore on August 28, 2001 at 12:52:36:

Josh,

Some of us know what the problem might be; but not what car you have.

Others know what kind of car you have; but don't know what the problem is.

A little more info would be really, really useful. For example, what year and model. What suspension mods have you done. What is stock and what have you changed. How many miles on the sucker. Why do you think the lower arm is bad? Why do you think the idler is bad?


don

So the other day i noticed i had some serious clunking going on up front. It is consistent and annoying, not to mention very riscky sounding to drive on. So this morning i jacked up my car and took a peek. Looks like the lower control arm end is bad. Can this be replaced without replacing hte whole arm. It looks to be a ball joint of some sort. I am more the engine man so im almost clueless on suspension and steering components. Another thing that seams to be bad is the idler arm(which i belive is the one on the passenger side, because the other one is acutally the one that stears the car) My main problem is im having trouble figuring out what i should replace. My other bushing(uper and lower) seam good no movement at all and it all seams tight. Except for the passengers side lower control arm end. What is that end, and can it be replaced independently of the arm, and if so how hard is that?

thanx,
josh





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