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What is the clunking sound on the front end of my 2002 Ford Taurus SES?

I have a clunking sound near the wheels of my 2002 Ford Taurus SES. What parts am I dealing with and is it something I can do without special tools?

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Hard to tell. Is it only when you turn? Is it under exelleration? When braking? All the time? When traveling over rough roads? If it takes place when slowing into a turn chances are it's your axle shafts. Look underneath the front of the vehicle for the rubber boots that cover your cv joints on the axleshafts. if they are ripped or otherwise broken then it's most likely your cv joints on the axleshafts.

Posted on Nov 11, 2014

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I would advise getting an expert advise on what this noise is , as the front end includes , brakes, steering,suspension , body mounting ,engine mounting ,etc , and you probably would need specialist tools with most of these things mewntioned , get a disgnosis and then you can decide if you think you could do the repair yourself

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Look for worn or loose struts-this suspends the upper portion of the wheels. The lower suspension is the control arm and lower ball joint.

You will need to raise each wheel on the front and check these parts for wear or looseness.

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There are several things it COULD be, but the first thing I would check is the sway bar end links. They really get to banging around when they're worn out, but they are easy to replace, and are inexpensive at most parts suppliers. No special tools required.

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SOURCE: LOUD CLUNKING NOISE IN REAR WHEEL AREA WHEN TURNING LEFT

sounds like either a sway bar end link or shock, more towards the end link tho

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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