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Clunking sound with braking on my 2003 Forester

When I apply the brakes the left front corner of my car clunks.  It sounds and feels like I have a flat tire, but I don't.  I just paid a bunch of money to fix the heat shield because the dealership claimed that was the problem, but just drove it home and the sound is still there.

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It sounds like the control arm bushing is probably cracked or broken. Unfortunately a clunking while braking can be a lot of issues, but I bet it is coming from the control arm bushing.

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Try to go to someone you can trust and is going to listen to what you need fixed on the car. If you are mechanically inclined and can safely change a tire then you can probably look at some of the components yourself. Minekee or Midas will inspect your car. I think Minekee will do it for $10.00. It could be loose lug-nuts,broken brake rotor,ball joints, bubble in tires side-wall, broken anti-sway bay, or bad wheel bearing.

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