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I have a 2002 Mazda tribute that is making a clunking noise when I turn and give had. I replaced the struts and had the sway bar end links replaced, what else can I do to fix this problem??

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SOURCE: 2003 Dodge Caravan Front end clunk.

Had similar problem with 2003 Dodge GC. Replaced the parts you mention + rack & pinion, then to fix the now noticable whining noise, replaced power steering pump and pulley. Fortunately was under an extended warrentee at 46k miles.

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Clunking noise in the rear of the vehicle is a broad statement. When is the vehicle doing it? Is it all the time or just over bumps? Is it happening only going around curves? Is it a constant bump that speeds up and slows down with the vehicle speed. You would be supprised how many clunking noises can come from the driveline not the suspension. It could be anything from a bushing to your rear differential getting ready to grenade.

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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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if you put your vehicle information in at advanceautoparts.comyou can search sway bar and find parts that you need - there was someinfo missing on which sierra model you have as far as engine size andvin # match but I came to: http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/partlist_Sway-Bar-Link-Kit_78_R|GRPCHASAMS__sway%20bar___

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