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Have a loud clunking noise driver side front wheel. It's really bad after having tires rotated.

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Check to be sure the lug nuts are tight. If they are then the lug nuts are not torqued properly. Take it back to the shop that did the maintenance and have them fix it correctly. Hope this helps. good luck.

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