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Front suspension still making noise #5239375 10/14/19 12:20 PM
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I went ahead and replaced the worn out front suspension that’s been creaking over bad pavement.

I installed new struts (came complete with springs and top mounts), ball joints, and outer tie rods. The car still makes noise in the front end if I go over some really uneven/bumpy pavement at low speeds. What else could it need?

Re: Front suspension still making noise [Re: A_A_G] #5239395 10/14/19 12:45 PM
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I'd check swaybar bushings and end-links


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Re: Front suspension still making noise [Re: spavel6] #5239399 10/14/19 12:49 PM
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Thanks, will check that.

Re: Front suspension still making noise [Re: A_A_G] #5239446 10/14/19 01:39 PM
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I had an old Mercury Comet that made the worst creaking noises ever. The creaking was coming from a rubber bushing near the base of the front coil spring, likely part of the control arm. It would quiet down for a while if I sprayed it with silicone lubricant. But that squeaking never ended.

Many years later I saw an after-market replacement for the entire unit.


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Control arm is what I am thinking also? But it depends on what kind of car/SUV, etc.

It would help if OP mention the car make and model instead of just wandering generality.


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Re: Front suspension still making noise [Re: spavel6] #5239546 10/14/19 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by spavel6
I'd check swaybar bushings and end-links


Ditto.
I had an Ion and an Elantra that made front end noise.....both times it was worn out Sway end links....


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Re: Front suspension still making noise [Re: A_A_G] #5239627 10/14/19 05:57 PM
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CHeck the control arms bushings! After 6 mechanics, a service tech diagnosed the problem.


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