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Lower controle arm making a noise on my nissan hardbody 2003 model

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Romeo, There are many different things that could be making this sound.
Lets start off with the simple stuff. A bad shock, shock rubber or Strut (similar to Shock) could be worn out and making noise as it moves to the end of it's travel.
The next thing is a front stabilizer ( roll Bar) bushings. The Stabilizer help control the roll from side to side while turning. This is a metal bar that runs from side to side under the front of the car and will have a set of rubber bushings that connect to either the lower control arms or the strut towers. If the bushing is gone or the bushing control rod is rusted or broken this will also make a noise when you hit a bump or pot hole.
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Lastly the lower control arm is mounted in rubber bushings. Although these bushing last for a long time and usually do not need replacing if you drive in an area with poor roads, or drive on gravel roads this will accelerate the end life of these bushings.
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