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PLEASE HELP! 2009 2IS very bad front end clunking sound - worse in turns

Old 01-09-19, 10:47 AM
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Default PLEASE HELP! 2009 2IS very bad front end clunking sound - worse in turns

Front end clunking noise - worse in turns
I have the same issue with my 2009!
I don't know if it's the bushings from what I've read or belts broken in the front tires or wheel bearings bad!!! I need help!
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Old 01-09-19, 11:02 AM
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It could be a number of things. Can you jack up the car? If so, try tugging the wheel back and forth and also try turning the steering wheel while it's in the air. If you see any unnecessary play it could be bad bushings on the control arms - front lower mount or possibly upper from my exp. Also check the area for grease, I had a clunking/clicking sound from a bad CV axle where it started flinging grease given the boot was torn. You should also check your bolts to make sure they are all tight, suspension, control, arms, subframe, etc.
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Old 01-09-19, 11:07 AM
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Thanks for the advice. I will have to check this out this weekend. Just wanted to get some expert tips on where to began so I can compile a list of every thing possible. It's annoying and pretty loud esp when the sunroof and windows are cracked.
any help is greatly appreciated
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Likely a sway bar end link gone dry and now has clearance to make clatter noise. When checking, (whether on the ground or in the air) make sure that both wheels are at the same height or it will load the sway bar making it difficult to undo or assemble, then unbolt one side of one end link. Then you can feel what the joints are doing inside. They should have zero free play.

If over 120k mi or more, these may be making noise.
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Check your upper control arm bolts to the body. They come loose overtime. I would get a clunk/ squeak just turning the wheels in the driveway. For the life of me I couldn't figure it out. So I have an AWD with wheel gap. I was able to get a 14mm wrench on the bolt head. To my surprise is was loose the weight of the wrench moved the bolt. The reason you won't suspect it is because the bolt is partially threaded, and it will still sit inside the upper A arm bushings. this was on my driver side upper arm. I'm not saying this is your problem, but it wouldn't hurt to check.
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