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My 2003 Honda Odyssey has a front suspension clunking and rattling noise the noise occurs when driving on gravel and over speed bumps at low speeds. I believe it to be the ball joints. What could this be?

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SOURCE: I may have ball joint

check the strut first could be gone if you go over a bump bounces more than normal

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

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SOURCE: clunk noise from front left suspension

My guess is a strut bushing/bearing, but have your front end checked out by good shop to make sure it isn't something else more dangerous.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Changing suspension ball joint

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Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Suspension knock on small bumps

Could be anti roll bar isolator bushes starting to wear or link rods,

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: clunking sound while driving

inner joints a plunging joints have problems acceleration jolts from a dead stop... the outer rezzepa joint clicks usually when turning thats the balls falling out trunion..... not usually clunking ... possible wheel bearings they are pressed in on front wheel drives... or even a tranny mount maybe ...it almost sounds like somethings loose ...its hard to diagnos online..srry i need more info about the symptoms...

Posted on May 07, 2009

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Good luck, Allen

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