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2002 clunking problm

Front end clunks when going over bumps and when moving steering from side to side. have replaced sway bar bushings and links still clunks

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Check the macpherson struts to ensure they are not loose.  One way to check is visually in the engine compartment.  Check the top of the struts to ensure the nuts are not loose.  Another is to raise the side of the van where you hear the clunk.  Raise it so the wheel is off the ground.  Grasp and shake the strut to see if it is loose.  The struts should not be loose, but you never know.  As the strut is certainly ivnolved in bumps and rotates when the wheel turns, I would check there since you have already explored the bushings and links.

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Hi
Sounds like sway bar bushings or strut plate bushings

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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