I've been hearing what sounds like a metal on metal rattle/clunk while accelerating, the noise is constant and as soon as you lift off the pedal, the noise stops. It also makes a clicking/popping noise when turning left. (Both CV axles were replaced a year ago). All the bushings look ok and all the bolts are tight on the suspension. I did a driveway test and put the car in drive and held the brake to try and isolate it, found 3 broken motor mounts ( it has a total of 5!), Replaced them all and the noise is still there. In the past year I've replaced various parts due to being severely worn or broken; lower ball joints, sway bar end links, brake rotors and pads. I've narrowed the noise down to the driver side front and I can only hear while the car is in motion, I can't get the noise to reproduce by any other means. Struts/coils appear to be in good shape, theres no leaks and doesnt bounce, there's no play in the wheel at all ( inner/outer tie rods were replaced too 6 months ago). Just replaced tires a month ago and had a front end alignment at Goodyear and they didn't find anything either. Help!
Monday, October 1st, 2012 AT 12:30 AM