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Old 01-07-2004, 03:36 PM   #1
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Lately my car has been making a jingling noise that appears to be coming from the front-end when the car goes over a short bump. It kind of sounds like a tambourine. My mechanic had the car on the lift and checked it out but there is nothing loose. It'* kind of ironic but a co-worker of mine has the same exact car I do (92SSE) and I could hear the same noise coming from his car as he goes over the speedbumps to leave the parking lot. Any ideas?
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That'* an easy one! That'* your stabilizer links jingling because they are loose. The noise

you are hearing are the washers on either side of the bushings hitting the metal part of

the link kit. My car had the ExACT same noise and I replaced my sway bar link kits and

no more noise. It affects the handling as well, I am sure you will notice a tighter ride and

crisper handling once they have been replaced.

The reason the mechanic cant find the loose part is because the weels are

hanging and the suspension is at the end of its travel on the hoist so everything is tight.
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That'* an easy one! That'* your stabilizer links jingling because they are loose.
Ayup, what he said. Check out this:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...pic.php?t=5791
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Thanks Guys !!! I'll have them changed at the next oil change.
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