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Suspension issue suspected

Something makes clunking, spring-like noise when going over rough tracks or varying levels in the road.

Also, very loose feel/sway when going around curves, turning, etc.

Any ideas what to look for?

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The eyebolts that hold the outer ends of the front antisway bar break on a regular basis. They are fragile and replacement runs $75 to $100. A lot of garages break them when lifting the car for other service (like brakes or tire changes) so always insist they inspect before and after lifting. It's easier than arguing with them afterwards about who is going to pay for repairs.

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Check to see if your sway bar bushings are worn out. Check the condition of your shocks. Check your steering components, inner and outer tie rod ends, ball joints.

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