clunk in front end - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Oldsmobile When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-15-2005, 12:03 AM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Camaro
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 1,074
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
phoenix_flame220 is on a distinguished road
Default clunk in front end

my friend has a 99 alero 2.4. When the wheels are turned to either lock, there is a clunk in the front end when you start to drive away. Its pretty loud, it sounds like something rubbing and catching for a second. Im thinking drivers side CV joint... What else could it be?
phoenix_flame220 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2005, 03:34 AM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 560
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
impatient99 is on a distinguished road
Default

Don't know specifically, but at the very least do this

Get under the car (with it on jackstands, NOT the jack. safety first)
check out the steering linkages and other parts, make sure the suspension looks firm, and try to move the wheels side to side/up down. The wheels should be firm and not wobbily.
Make sure the sway bar is tight in its mountings. Make sure the struts are firm in place and not moving. Try real hard to move all the aforementined parts, they should not move or dislocate by human force.

What you are doing is the safety checks. That way you do not have to worry about something falling apart on the road...
impatient99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2005, 04:26 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, _______Canada._______ West Coast Bonneville Fest ___05,06,07 Survivor___
Posts: 8,134
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SSEimatt93 is on a distinguished road
Default

for the record, my Alero, a 3.4, clunks all the time, every bump, everything, its annoying as hell..probably a bad strut in my case..
I would check all bushings in the front end for sure..other than that..the ball joints and tie rod ends are non serviceable..
SSEimatt93 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
front end clunk when braking and releasing brake HELP ! goldfinger22 Buick 8 11-03-2013 04:47 PM
CLUNK in front end - after backing out of driveway with curb at street ruby76 2000-2005 6 06-19-2009 11:45 AM
Clunk Clunk Clunk Tonesta 1992-1999 0 03-09-2008 05:55 PM
Front end clunk jebstuart 1992-1999 1 10-13-2005 12:56 PM
CLUNK CLUNK 94 SSEi Widerman 1992-1999 18 01-11-2004 11:32 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:18 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.