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Unread 04-28-2012, 06:20 AM   #1
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Odd sound

My wife has a 2008 Patriot Sport non-4x4 with the 4 Cylinders W 2.4L engine.

So when I press the brake I'm hearing a clunking sound. When she first told me about it I thought it may just need new brake pads. I drove it yesterday and it almost feels like it's something in the steering column.

Didn't know if this was something others have experienced and if any one knew what it was.

Thanks in advance.

E.

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Unread 04-28-2012, 06:27 AM   #2
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My wife heard that noise before I could. Does it do it going over bumps or pulling into drive ways too? Mine turned out to be the Tie Rods and Lower Ball Joints.
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Unread 04-29-2012, 10:32 AM   #3
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Tie rods and ball joints are the Achilles heel of these models. If it winds up being ball joints, be sure to request Moog replacements. They can be pressed into your existing control arms instead of replacing the entire arm and have grease fittings for future maintenance, something the factory cheaped out on.
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