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Old 07-29-13, 11:43 AM   #1
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I'm having a wierd issue that the mechanics can't seem to track down. Car rides great, no knocks or shakes. I have replaced all 4 front ball joints, upper control arms, everything in the brake system, even lines, wheel bearing on passenger side, all shocks, all sway bar bushings and end links, passenger front hub, front center brace, etc...

My issue is when I go over dips in the road or a sudden rise in the pavement I get a click sound, it come from either one side or the other or both depending on how I hit the dip. It's just a click and I can somewhat feel it in the steering wheel but if the radio is up any passengers won't hear it. It goes away if I'm going slow enough and it doesn't do it on routine bumps in the road, only on larger dips or rises. Anyone have any clues as to what this could be, it also sounds like its coming for more towards the middle of the car, not out by the wheels. Could it be the inner lower control arm bushings?
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Old 07-29-13, 06:22 PM   #2
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Caster bushings ? (Arm #2) Very common issue with these. Maybe worth a check of the rear carrier bushings as well.
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Checked those today and they're not even cracked, looks like they would have to have been replaced at some point before I got it, also forgot to mention that tie rod ends are new as well.
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caster #2 and possible ball joints... If the car has over 50k miles its worth looking into and replacing.. Visual inspection isn't always the best..
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