Yea center caps are not loose but it does sound just like if one was loose and balljoints and steering all tight it has to be in control arms or struts just dont want to replace struts to find out its not that, cv joints are good too
Does your vehicle have hub caps if so check to see whether all the clips are ok.
push up and down on each corner and to see if you can hear the noise, it could be a number of problems, ie shocks, bushes, wheel bearings or the bump stops in the shocks.
also jack the car up and check the steering components by wiggiling the wheel left to right looking for excess play and check the CV shafts and boots, usually if the boots are damaged the CVs will either need re greesing or replacing.
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It sounds more like a possibly bad CV joint in an axle shaft or internal differential problem. There is no mechanical linkage to the front axle, its all electronically controlled. The front suspension is pretty good there aren't a lot of rattle type noises created from it. I need more info to diagnose better. Does it do it only moving? or stopped? over bumps only? in 4wd only? while turning? certain gears or speed only?
look at the front lower engine mount. I had similar noise which has been driving me nuts, thought may be thesway bar links, put it on friends hoist and saw that the front engine mount (mounted to bottom of lower radiator support) was cracked and the rubber bushing inside very worn with pieces missing. odd thing is that reving, or putting into gear never caused it to make a noise, just certain bumps. I ordered part from Autozone,hopefully it gets here before the holiday week end is over. Good luck
It could be, but check shock bushings, control arm bushings, sway bar and brackets. There are anumber of things that can cause a rattle. The first thing to be done is jack the truck up mput it on stands and start checking before replaceing parts. Pay close attention to shocks bushings and anything rubber.
See if you can bounce car and replicate the noise. If you can, you should be able to find it, and put your hand on it. Stabilizer bushing are a place to look, both at the lower a arm and on the frame. If you narrow it down to the strut, it will need to be replaced. The front trans mount also goes bad, try putting it in drive with your foot on the brake and give it some gas and see if the engine moves an excessive amount.
Previous owner jumped what? You have a lot of words there but what I see is your front end rattles when going over bumps and you can move the differential but don't know whats allowing movement. Have someone make it move and look to see what's moving!!! Also have someone bounce it and look for anything loose.
If you had front disc brakes changed recently, then more than liklely someone forgot to put your anti rattle clip in with the installation. if you can stand the rattle it's not life threatning. if no brake job recently, then open the hood and look for something loose that would be rattling.
The struts and shocks where not tightened properly take it back and have then tighten everything down to correct specs. But before you leave your hosue check your tire lug nuts and make sure they are tight so you can drive over there and like i said have them tighten everything
It could probabely be the brake pads ,some cars have worning light come on and others have this little projection of steel piece working as warning tht the pads needs replacement.
Remove the front wheel andyou will be able to see the brake calipers and the pads.
I have a 2000 Honda Prelude SH with about 110k on it. I have been having all sorts of squeaks from the suspension over the past 1 or 2 years. It was the front ball joints that were found to be causing the noise. I also had an upper control arm and a tie rod end that was squeaking. The reason for the squeak is the sealed design of the ball joints and the fact that they cannot be lubed, and eventually just wear out. I could get it to make the noise by pushing the car up and down at the affected corner. I've been disappointed in the way the suspension on this Prelude hasn't really held up well. I've never had so many suspension components wear out on any of my cars before. But, your issue definitely sounds like ball joints to me. Those are the same symptoms I was having.