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HardHead93
I am getting a clunking noise on the front driver side. It feels like something is shifting around when I take off or come to a hard complete stop. I can also reproduce the sound when I turn the wheel completely to the left or right at a full stop. I took it a few mechanics and they had no idea what they were doing and were going to throw parts at it until the problem went away. I am willing to spend money to fix problems but not to replace fully functioning parts because someone is shooting in the dark. I have be going through past threads and I cannot find one that has exactly my problem. The weird thing is that I replaced the front control arm bushings and the problem went away for a week then it came back. I have replaced the following suspension parts:

Struts and Ground Control Springs
Front Control Arm Bushings (stock rubber ones)
Sway Bar Links
Outer Tie Rod Ends
Front and Rear Motor Mounts (Kirkosarus Inserts)
Wheel Bearing
Brake Pads, Calipers, and Rotors

I have some front and rear polyurethane bushings I just picked up and eventually want to install. Any ideas?
Bitter
You need to get the wheel off the ground and shake it side to side and back and forth and up and down and look to see what's moving around, maybe even turn the steering side to side on some ramps to see what's shifting.
Box
I didn't see ball joints mentioned, would check those.
HardHead93
Found the problem and it was a simple fix. It looks like when I replaced the steering rack 2 years ago their was a bolt not torqued down like it should.


It is one of the bolts that holds the steering rack to the frame. When I got under the car I jiggled the wheel and got a clicking noise but it was from under the car. I slid underneath the car and jiggled the wheel again and found the loose bolt. I tightened it down and the problem is gone. biggrin.gif
Box
Have to love simple fixes.
brandon702bmx
QUOTE (HardHead93 @ Sep 2, 2017 - 12:50 PM) *
I am getting a clunking noise on the front driver side. It feels like something is shifting around when I take off or come to a hard complete stop. I can also reproduce the sound when I turn the wheel completely to the left or right at a full stop. I took it a few mechanics and they had no idea what they were doing and were going to throw parts at it until the problem went away. I am willing to spend money to fix problems but not to replace fully functioning parts because someone is shooting in the dark. I have be going through past threads and I cannot find one that has exactly my problem. The weird thing is that I replaced the front control arm bushings and the problem went away for a week then it came back. I have replaced the following suspension parts:

Struts and Ground Control Springs
Front Control Arm Bushings (stock rubber ones)
Sway Bar Links
Outer Tie Rod Ends
Front and Rear Motor Mounts (Kirkosarus Inserts)
Wheel Bearing
Brake Pads, Calipers, and Rotors

I have some front and rear polyurethane bushings I just picked up and eventually want to install. Any ideas?

Perhaps the axle. Did you check to see if the boots were torn and the grease dried up? That could be an option.
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