2002 Chevy Silverado V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 159, 00 miles
When accelerating, there is a "clunk" coming from the front end (I think on the Driver's side). This has been going on for awhile and I had assumed it was one of the front half-shafts but now I'm not so sure. When the "clunking" initially started, the tires showed no cupping so this re-inforced to me that it was the axles as I assumed the suspension was tight. Now, however, the driver's side front tire has started to cup.
Upon inspecting the other day, both CV boots on both axles are intact. The axles do not feel like they have tight spots in them when I turn the wheels left and right and rotate the wheels.
I put a pry bar on both (driver's side) ball joints and all 4 of the control arm bushings. There is movement in the upper control arm's front bushing. It moves about 1/8" to 3/16" when pryed on.
Q1: What is the (visual) standard for movement in a control arm bushing. Zero, right?
Q2: is one bad control arm bushing enought to cause the clunking?
have the same problem?
Saturday, September 27th, 2008 AT 8:40 PM