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Banging noise come from the suspension

When you hit bumpy parts in the road, a banging noise comes from the front end wheels. But, if you hit these bumps with the brakes depressed, the noise isn't there

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    Ron Moreno Jr Feb 03, 2013

    i have a 2003 pt with loaud banging noise from the front .just put all new a-arms and bushings and ball joints .the mech said it all looked tight down there ,also new brakes tires and wheel bearings what els can it be .checked the watts link in the rear cause have changed that several times .this is the 4th time in the front replacing the a-arm bushings ,any ideas?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    My 2005 Nissan Altima front wheels knock and wobbles when i hit a bump in the road.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    both front wheels make noise like something is loose when going on nice roads no noise

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    loud clunking or thud in right front when you hit a bump on the road


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