91 JAG CLUNK/CREAK/CHIRP NOISES FROM FRONT END
1991 Jaguar XJ6
I aquired a 91 Jag XJ6 Sovereign about a year ago. Odometer reads 158k. Ever since I got the car, it has made a clunking noise from the front drivers side when going over bumps/potholes/dips. (The clunk sound is carried out with a jingling. So it goes "clunk..clunk ching ching ching.. ch.. silent.." until the next bump in the road). I have had work done on the brakes/tires/etc. and not once was I told that I have a problem, but then again I never asked. Next, it started to creak when driving over dips/bumps, and when stepping in or out of the car when parked. The creaking noise is like the sound one would hear while bouncing on an old, squeaky bed. Very recently, it also started to squeak/chirp constantly from the front on Drivers side, and also a loud painful clunking on the front Passenger side when going over bumps. I am thinking that it has something to do with the suspension/shocks/or whatever, but I have heard that it is everything from motor mounts,cv boots,rotors,joints and everything in between. I am really starting to think that I am getting the run-around with all these Jaguar specialists. I am not getting a straight answer from any of them. Repairs done on a "trial and error" basis can be very costly, and I just need to where I should begin. I mean, I would not be surprised if I had to repair ALL of the aforementioned, but what is causing all the noise? The car seems to be running good, asside from all the racket. Any suggestions or advice would greatly be appreciated. Thanks!
September 8, 2006.
September 8, 2006.
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