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This is a discussion on help front end drivers side clunking sound within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; So I have repalced my frount lower control arms with stalk gm ones. This included the bushings outer tie rod ...

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    Angry help front end drivers side clunking sound

    So I have repalced my frount lower control arms with stalk gm ones. This included the bushings outer tie rod ends and wheel barings? Well I also put new coil springs all around to raise my lowered car, cause it was way to low. My question is on the front drivers side whenever I go over alittle bump or somthing in the road it hits kinda hard and makes a sort of clunking type sound. What could be causing this?

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    Anybody have any ideas?

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    How old are the shocks up front? Are the bumpstops new?

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    Sway bar link, lower control arm bushing or strut mount. All of those could cause a clunking sound.

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    this is probebly a stupid question but do camaros have struts up front or just shocks and coil overs? and what exactly is a bump stop ive never heard of this?

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    Your car has (4) shocks.

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    could be the upper strut mount.

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    How about ball joints?

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    when i bought my gm lower control arms they came with ball joints i belive. but isnt there upper and lower ball joints? im planning on buying 4 new shocks soon and id like to replace the struts to.

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    i had tp buy a new rear diff because where the weld attaches to the housing was actually seperating so i didnt want my axle to fall off the car while driving lol. has anyone ever heard of this or seen it happen before?

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    Ever figure the problem? Untightened castle nuts, control arms, shocks, sway bar, what was it? Maybe put the front on jack stands and take a lady foot and start prying on things.

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    my guess would be bushings, ... i've got stock suspension (except for new shocks recently), ..and i get a certain "clunkyness", i guess you would put it, when going over bumpy/uneven pavement at slow speed (usually only noticeable at slow speeds like 5-10mph..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wands View Post
    when i bought my gm lower control arms they came with ball joints i belive. but isnt there upper and lower ball joints? im planning on buying 4 new shocks soon and id like to replace the struts to.
    Yes you have upper ball joints as well as lowers too.

    I'd check inner tie rod ends also since you have a (?) mark after..
    Last edited by Smittro; 11-15-2011 at 05:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Yes you have upper ball joints as well as lowers too.

    I'd check inner tie rod ends also since you have a (?) mark after..
    Do you think its worth it to buy one of the 140 $ bushing kits and throw that on will I notice a. Difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wands View Post
    Do you think its worth it to buy one of the 140 $ bushing kits and throw that on will I notice a. Difference?
    Due to the age of the car if you're still on stockers and can afford it, I'd have to say yes..

    Depending on the wear factors involved with the old suspension bushings the difference may be quite noticable..

    A crisper steering response is just one exanple of the differences that can be noted..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Due to the age of the car if you're still on stockers and can afford it, I'd have to say yes..

    Depending on the wear factors involved with the old suspension bushings the difference may be quite noticable..

    A crisper steering response is just one exanple of the differences that can be noted..
    Ok thank you for the info. If I had a mechanic replace all the bushings how difficult and long of a job do you think it would be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wands View Post
    Ok thank you for the info. If I had a mechanic replace all the bushings how difficult and long of a job do you think it would be?
    Tough to say, last time I did my own (on a different car) it took me a couple days as I did'nt have the time to devote start to finish.

    Working by myself about 6-hrs total over the 2-days using air tools and a neumatic press.

    I'd have to guestimate about 6-8 hrs based on myself doing it in my own shop.

    A commercial shop may have the car 2-3 days if they're replaceing them all.

    Nothing set in stone as far as actual technician time though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Tough to say, last time I did my own (on a different car) it took me a couple days as I did'nt have the time to devote start to finish.

    Working by myself about 6-hrs total over the 2-days using air tools and a neumatic press.

    I'd have to guestimate about 6-8 hrs based on myself doing it in my own shop.

    A commercial shop may have the car 2-3 days if they're replaceing them all.

    Nothing set in stone as far as actual technician time though..
    Holy shit batman. I guess it would cost me a small fortune in labor if I couldn't do it on my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wands View Post
    Holy shit batman. I guess it would cost me a small fortune in labor if I couldn't do it on my own.
    Tearing into the entire suspension is a pretty good sized job, so ya it could be costly for the non DIY'er..

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