Mechanics

ISF FRONT END CLUNK

2008 Lexus IS

Shakes or Wobbles problem
2008 Lexus IS V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 13,000 miles

I have a new Lexus ISF- -Every time I make a sharp
turn (ususally backing up or getting out of small
space) at slow speed it makes a clunking sound like
the whole front end is falling out- -I have never had
to do this a high speed- - -I can hear it and even
feel it thru the steering wheel- - The dealer said it
was the differential and common on most Lexus
cars- - I don't know much about cars but I always
thought that the differential was not in the front
of rear wheel drive cars- -What do you think?
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Joe98
January 9, 2009.



OK HERES A HONEST ANSWER, AND IM A LEXUS TECH,
DONT EVER RETURN TO THAT DEALER ! RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN
CLUNK NOISE, WHILE TURNING IN A LOCK TO LOCK POSITION USUALLY PUTS ALOT OF STRESS ON ALL YOUR TURNING SUSPENSION PARTS SUCH AS ; BALL JOINTS
UPPER AND LOWER.
CAN YOU PIN POINT WHAT SIDE ITS COMING FROM?
CAN YOU MAKE THE NOISE HAPPEN @ ALL TIMES OR IS IT INTERMITTENT? KEY QUESTION THE DEALER SHOULD 'VE ASKED YOU
DIID YOU GET AN OFFER TO MAKE THE NOISE HAPPEN WITH A DIAGNOSTIC TECH?
TRY FINDING A NEW DEALER AND ASK TO ROAD TEST WITH A QUALIFIED TECH.
GOOD LUCK.

Tiny
NYC.ECHO.LEXUS.TECH
Jan 20, 2009.