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Clunk noise from front left suspension

I noticed a clunk in the front end when turning left and hitting a bump originally, now, the problem occurs when going over any bump independant of direction. I cannot mimic the problem noise by pushing up and down on the front end.

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  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    2002 Pontiac Grand Prix had loud clunk noise in right front wheel area when hitting a bump on a left turn. After that the same noise was heard each time hitting a bump when driving the car straight. I think could be a shock or strut problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    clunking noise when going over bumps

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    when going over bumps

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    clunking noise when going over bumps

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Car seems like no cudhion over bumps

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Could also be your Sway Bar Links.

Posted on Jan 03, 2015

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My guess is a strut bushing/bearing, but have your front end checked out by good shop to make sure it isn't something else more dangerous.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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