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I have a 2000 Chrysler Concorde. Good Car. 145000 miles. Changes the struts last year and this year changes the bushings in the front wheel drive. The car is making a popping noise in the front end and does this at various times. Sometimes when I brake and sometimes when I hit a bump in the road. I especially hear it on my dirt road driveway. Could it be my CV Joints?

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  • Cheryl Clayborn Dec 07, 2012

    I already replaced the motor mounts and lower control arm bushings and struts but still have the noise. Are you sure that it is the CV Joints?

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Could be cv joint but jack up wheels and move tire up down and left right up down if play check ball joints /anti-sway bar bushings--------if play left to right than check idler arms and steering system /and anti sway bar bushings

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Hello and Hope this helps you and anyone else experiencing this... My Wife and I have a 2005 Pac Trng and ever since we got the vehicle we had been hearing an increasingly loud "thump" on acceleration or over bumpy roads, and a loud "thunk" when initially applying the brake, also, from a high speed slow down, the car would shake in the front end. After 3 service stops at different dealers in the area (all of whom said they could not tell what it was or did not hear anything even when it was audibly noticeable, to "we think it might be the struts" explanation), I decided to do some googling on my own and found an obscure post about a little known issue with the "Lower Front Control Arms". There is a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin on this item as well - Chrysler Pacifica 2004-2005, Service Bulletin #: 0200704 and NHTSA #: 10010533). It seems that even the Chrysler Service Technicians are unaware of this issue which shocks me - Aren't they they ones who should be telling me what it is???!!! We scheduled a service check at the same dealer who didn't hear anything the first time, asked for the manager to take a test drive with me so he could hear what I was hearing, let him drive it on his own, and insisted that he look up the TSB. Since it was covered under warranty, I asked him to "please replace the item we are referring to" - I mean what else do we have to lose? They reluctantly took the car in and the manager called me the next day to tell me that I was exactly right! The Rear Lower Control Arm Bushing was extremely bad. We also had the Front and Rear Motor Mounts replaced to elimante a secondary knocking issue we experienced while accelerating. The overall effect was a much smoother (and Quieter!) take off and stop, with no popping, creaking, or "loose parts" sounds coming from the front end at all! If you are experiencing the "Thumping" or "Knocking" noises during braking or acceleration, or a slow speed "Rumble" (between 5 and 15 mph) in the front end when going over uneven ground or potholes, then you may want to have your dealership or mechanic take a look at these two items (Lower Control Arm Bushings and Motor Mounts). It has nothing to do with Brakes or Struts - unless you have a really crappy mechanic who just tinkered around with those items recently.

Hope this helps. - Gary, Los Angeles, CA

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: A popping noise when I hit a bump or hit the brakes

Sounds like you need new front struts since it sounds like it is coming from under your or towards the center of the car it most likely is either the driverside front strut or strut housing. I would take it to a certified safety mechanic asap. It might just be worn struts but it could be alot worse then that. Better safe then sorry.

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SOURCE: clunking/rattling noise in the front end (2000 chrysler 300m)

you need to get the front end checked. it sounds like a suspension problem possibly your struts or sway bar but it could be a more serious problem. hope this helps

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mine did this and come to find out. it was bad brake pads from the actual manufacture from when i purchased my 03 cruiser. they had some bolts missing from it. never did i think that was the problem. but i guess thats what i get for purchasing a chrysler make. :(

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SOURCE: 2000 Chrysler Sebring Conv. replaced struts-front end squeaks on brake and turn

the reason why ur car squeaks is the ball joint i have a chrysler and same thing happened n my friend knows a lil bit bout cars had the same prob with hiss car and then the tire came of came to find out it was the ball joint causing the squeaks its not bearings or ur brakes car places told me same thing didnt fix it it is 100 percent ur ball joint and when u ask for the part ask for a lower control arm with a ball joint and install it by whoever

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