Rattling noise coming from front end

Tiny
JOJOWAGS
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  • 2013 FORD EXPLORER
  • 3.5L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
I have a rattling coming from somewhere in the front of my SUV when I hit bumps or if the road is a little rough it does it constantly. The noise goes away if I apply the brakes a little. I took it to a brake shop and had the pads and rotors changed and still had the noise. I took it to the dealership, and they changed the struts and still had the noise. I don’t know where or what to do now. Please help.
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Thursday, October 7th, 2021 AT 9:26 AM

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Tiny
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Good evening,

A common failure is the stabilizer links on both sides. I attached a picture and the procedure for you.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/popping-noise

The joints wear out and cause noise.

Roy
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Thursday, October 7th, 2021 AT 2:48 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your reply. All of the suspension parts were supposedly checked, and I checked the bar and links myself after they did, and they are tight. I m at a loss to figure this out.
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Friday, October 8th, 2021 AT 3:12 AM
Tiny
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They can seem tight by hand but under load, they are not.

I would start there.

Roy
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Friday, October 8th, 2021 AT 4:42 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for responding so quickly. Can you tell me the best way to check them?
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Friday, October 8th, 2021 AT 6:48 AM
Tiny
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Use a long screwdriver and try to move them in and out of their joint. That is where they fail. They have a ball and socket joint for mounting.

Roy
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Friday, October 8th, 2021 AT 3:30 PM

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