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Unread 08-26-2011, 05:34 PM   #16
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bad tie rod or steering stabilizer?

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Unread 08-27-2011, 07:04 AM   #17
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I had a similar noise about 18 months ago and went to my local Sealership. I told them to check the front swaybar as I read this was common source of this type of noise. I picked the car up in the afternoon and they said they couldn't find the noise and bring it back if it get worse. Bloody hopeless!
I drove the car home crawled under the front of the car and unbolted one of the lower sway bar link rods. As soon as it was loose i found the problem. The nut on the ball joint at the top end of the sway bar link rod was loose. It just needed a 1/4 of a turn on the nut to tighten it, the joint didn't rattle any more. That hollow clunk noise had disappeared. Simple, quick and cheap fix. That was the second last time I ever went to the Stealership
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Unread 08-27-2011, 09:11 AM   #18
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^I'm hoping this might be the case for me! haha
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Unread 08-27-2011, 09:49 AM   #19
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bad tie rod or steering stabilizer?
No steering stabalizer on rack and pinion.
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Unread 08-27-2011, 05:38 PM   #20
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No steering stabalizer on rack and pinion.
ah yes, thanks for the correction. i was thinking of the old WJ
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Unread 04-18-2013, 03:04 PM   #21
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Clunking in front end

I had a horrible clunking sound in my right front wheel, 2010 Commander, so I pulled the tire and found that my caliper mount bolts were backed out almost half way. I had the brakes serviced about 4k miles ago(63000 miles on it now). Well, i just grabbed some thread locker and re-torqued all four calipers and the clunking noise naturally stopped. I'm glad the caliper didn't come off as it would've been a missile flying around down there!!!! Thank goodness it was an easy fix!!!
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Unread 04-19-2013, 08:26 AM   #22
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I had my sway bar bushings and links replaced. Tightened it up some, but did not solve the rattle over bumps. I have noticed now that it doesnt rattle with brakes applied. Must be my calipers. Can I tighten? Is there a clip that might be missing?
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Unread 04-20-2013, 03:55 PM   #23
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Doubt you calipers are rattling if they are tightened properly. The pads can move around and rattle or it could be something else entirely.
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Unread 10-08-2013, 07:02 AM   #24
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where the pads ride on the knuckle can become quite grooved and worn from never having any hard ware what I did was throw some weld in the low spots and then grind them back down flat and smooth I work at a garage and yes once in a while brakes will cause some noise issues like you are describing good luck
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Unread 10-18-2013, 04:41 PM   #25
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Same clunk noise

Had a "clunk" noise in the front tire area after a front brake job (my first). After reading this forum I double checked the caliper bolts. Those suckers just needed turned another 1/4 of turn and the noise went away. Sort of crazy the noise those things can make by not being completely tightened down.
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