Rattle in front end. UPDATE. It's fixed. Bushing

Tiny
RICK001
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Bob and Ken,

I have a '99 Chrysler 300M with 81600 miles. I've recently noticed a rattle in the front end when the front passanger tire hits a bump. There is also a slight pull to the right when accelerating from a stop. Would this be a tie rod or a bushing going out that I'm experiencing or something else?
Thank you in advance for any suggestions in helping pinpointing the problem before I take it in for repair at the dealer.


OK it's a week later and I have brought the car in for repair today. This is for any one who may encounter the same problem. I described the problem I was hearing to the mechanic, they ran a diagnostic starting with a test drive and then set it up on the rack. Twenty minutes later they had found that the tie rod bushing on the right side had gone bad and needed to be replaced, that also required the re-alignment of the front end. They had my car back to me in just a little over three hours, and I'm happy to say the car drives like new.
I hope this helps someone whos having the same problem.
PS. Just a little advice remember to listen for odd noises and where they're coming from before you take your car in, it helps the mechanic locate the problem and also lets them know you're paying attention so you won't get taken for a chump.
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Tuesday, November 28th, 2006 AT 6:49 AM

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Tiny
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Hey rick!
LOL nothin' I love better than a customer who pays attention to how their vehicle, sounds, handles and performs!

Regards,

Chris
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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 AT 3:38 PM
Tiny
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Well Chris what can I say to that, but I really feel for the mechanics when someone brings their car to the shop and they can't supply the most basic description of their problem. Besides the car won't do me a bit of good if I can't drive it.
8)

Regards,

Rick
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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 AT 6:42 PM
Tiny
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Rick,
Your comments warms my heart! Its not too often we techs and biz owners get compliments! Thanks! :D
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Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 AT 7:17 PM

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