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Cavell 10-16-2018 11:09 AM

control arm noise
have a rattle over bumps. my street is downhill and as i pull into driveway i get a good click/clunk from driver side lower wheel well area. i have a new balljoint and control arm bushing on that side. both parts looked ok when i replaced them. i have new sway bar links. bushings look good. noise is present even when i removed links. i have new front struts. strut mounts looked great. i did not changed them. checked innner/outer tie rods. they are tight. had rig on 2 lifts and 2 techs looked at it. both said wheel bearings are fine. i pulled both calipers apart and the pins/bushings are good. i could change the strut mount for giggles. and than the wheel bearing? any ideas?

What a VUE 10-18-2018 03:27 PM

Re: control arm noise
It's likely the strut mounts themselves. They can look fine and still be bad.

You've eliminated everything but that, as far as I can see.

Cavell 10-22-2018 09:05 AM

Re: control arm noise
i did check the cv axle for play. the inner joint has a loud click when you rotate it for/rev and i believe it is from inside the diff side cover. i see many video's online showing the issue and almost all say its normal. well, some do show up/down movement and the poster says they got a new trans and all is well. but i think that is not common. strut mount it is. cheap. and i know how to do it as i did the struts myself

Cavell 10-26-2018 08:54 AM

Re: control arm noise
mount is being delivered today. i will find out if my current mount which appeared ok is the culprit.

Cavell 10-28-2018 11:42 AM

Re: control arm noise
new mount fixed the noise. i noticed the old mount had a rubber layer bonded to the plastic spring seat. new mount is all plastic. i noticed many mounts online are also plastic. hard to discern detail in black/white pics from vendors. almost have to inspect them to see if some do have rubber layer

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