Suspension problem 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 54000 miles
I hear a "clunking" noise when I go over bumps while driving, which seem to be coming from the right front end. I have inspected the ball joint and sway bar bushings and both seem to be okay. I cannot visualize anything obvious. It was reported that there was an "oil" leak near the right front tire. I do not see that now. I am thinking it may be a problem with the strut.
Front end noise when driving on uneven surfaces, Sounds are clanking, metal hitting metal, something loose needs tightening or about to fall off. It sounds as if it is on the drivers side. Can sometimes feel slight vibration on foot when the rattling noise happens. It used to be worse only in the cold winter months but not it does this all the time while driving on uneven surfaces. Took vehicle to mechanic and they didn't have a clue. Troubleshooted saying that is was possible the front struts at over $200 to replace. I said that wasn't it but my husband and mechanic said it might be. Both inspected everything in front end and did not find anything loose. I told them it sounded more on the drivers side. Decided to replace strut passenger side only, wouldn't listen to me. I said that it was not the strut because van drives smooth on even road surfaces such as highway. Goes over railroad tracks with out problems. No bouncing, no feeling in steering wheel, no squeaking, etc. After "repair" I drove out of the garage less over $200 in my pocket and immediately the noise returned.
Please someone reply, as Im about to drive this van over a cliff. Could it possibly be rubber bushings, rods. If so how to know which?
have the same problem?
Saturday, April 5th, 2008 AT 11:34 AM