On the inside of the tire -- what's this part called??
Hey, my jeep patriot has been one nightmare after another. After spending too much of my hard earned money trying to fix this beast, I've resorted to self diagnostics. However, I'm a girl that knows nothing about mechanics. It's been making the dreaded clunk noise when I come to a complete stop, accelerate from dead stop, make a hard left, and now sometimes even when there is simply a bump in the road. Out of sheer frustration, rage, and hunger, I crawled under the jeep today. I noticed on one side, this part looks normal. On the other side tho, it appears maybe a cap is missing. It's also rusted on that side. I'm posting a pic of the good side, and also of the bad side (once I cleaned the gunk off). Even if you can offer no repair wisdom, please help me identify this part. (Sorry it only let me attach one photo so I attached the "bad" side)