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Old 02-09-2006, 03:44 PM   #1
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Update: Today I was driving and all of a sudden the RF wheel started shaking like the dang lug nuts were falling off. The whole hood was jumping, freaky. Anways, that was on the freeway going 70 mph. Going unter 50 it is fine. What do you think it is? Maybe the tire is unbalanced? They are new tires. Scared me to death. I am going to get underneath it tomorrow and check this dang suspension out. I will post an update then.

Well this is probably nothing, but lately i have been hearing a kind of clunk everytime my RF wheel hits a bump, kinda sounds like the CV shaft clunking....odd...well i dunno any ideas on that? thanks
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could be the strut... it might be broken or its not connected to the car body at the top for some reason.
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First thing you check is the front sway bar end links. Its the dog bone looking links
near the rear of the front wheels. The rubber bushings wears out and the connection gets loose.
Reach under and pull up and down on them to see if there is any play.
Then you can check the rest of the suspension, ball joints, struts etc.
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well actually, the bushing broke on the left side last year...around august...it just rusted through, the right side has yet to break, but i have been thinking it might be broken i just can't see it because when the car is resting, it is sitting together perfectly...but it is rusted, i am going to wait until it gets a little warmer outside to do that though. But if that isint it, any other ideas?
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If the other side rotted out, then thats probsbly what happened here too.
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