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Old 04-06-2014, 10:25 AM   #1
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Default Front end clunk/clatter

Hi everyone,

I've got a real bad clunk/clatter on my front driver side. The clunk is not a big clunk but rather the sound of slack in some parts. It happens only at low speeds, on light bumps (anything that just shakes the car a little). Big bumps and potholes it doesn't make any sound. It will also do it sometimes when i change gear (just the slight offloading of the suspension sets it off).

It is however loud enough and happens often enough (at least 10-20 times every drive) to be causing a concern.

I have replaced all 4 struts with new mounts up front 3 weeks ago
LCA's on both sides were replaced last year
Car has just had an alignment after struts (Running -1.5 camber up front, -1.5 rear)
New inner tie rod end on passenger side.

To me it sounds like a ball joint, but i can't find any play in it. It did however look rusty when i looked at it (boot doesn't seal that well).

Any ideas?
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