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Front end problems

I am having a problem with the front end of my 1997 Ford thunderbird LX V8. When I apply the brakes (in Reverse or moving forward) it knocks and feels like the wheel is loose. I have replaced the bushings, upper and lower control arms (Bushings & Ball Joints as well) and I have done the struts and tightened everything back to Spec. The only other thing I can think of is the wheel bearings. Can anyone help me out. Thanks

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You have mentioned everything except the one thing that most early 89-93 tbirds had and could happen to the newer tbirds:the Strut bar bushings, although they are thinner on the later years the fact remains that they also will fail.

see if you can get the Moog brand (problem solver)

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Have you checked you brake rotors. they could be warped.

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