Bumpy front end noise.


I have a 94' Ford Crown Vic with about 112,000 on it.
There is a consistant loud clanking noise in both front tires when I go over bumps. But if I brake when going over bumps the sound is not there. Both of my front tires move or have a substantial amount of play when I have my hands at 3 and 9 and move it back and forth while the tires are on the ground. Im trying to narrow the problem down can you PLEASE help?

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Saturday, September 9th, 2006 AT 4:48 PM

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It sounds like to me that if the noise goes away when you step on the brakes the brake pads are bounceing in the caliper and making a rattleing noise the pads a supose to have what is called anitrattle clips if there gone pads will make noise. Also you can check the ball joints buy jacking the car up under the lower control arm best way is to look under the car for where the bottom of the shock is bolted and jack there that unloads the ball joint. You only have to get the tire off the ground a couple inches go to the side with a bar or something that you can get good leverage with. You may want a friend to help with this par so you can do the looking. Put bar under the tire and raise up while looking at the lower ball joint if there is a lot of up and down movement have both left and right replaced. If you have never done these I would recomend a shop doing them for you. Cause if you don't do them right or you don't support the car right the coil spring can shoot out at you and kill you or cave your chest in. So be real careful but (check you brake pads first ).(NOS) 8)

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2006 AT 8:18 PM

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