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Old 30 Dec 2016, 07:59 am
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Default Clonc sound

My 2003 cruiser developed a sort of clonc sound like some bushing or similar is wearing out in the front when riding over speedbumps or similar. Can't really see anything wrong. I assume this is kinda common but where should i look and what should i change?
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Old 30 Dec 2016, 08:05 am
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Check your sway bar end links and your sway bar bushings first. If not those, then check the lower control arm bushings. Both are common wear areas.
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Old 30 Dec 2016, 08:33 am
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You're quick like always Chuzz, thanks! Now, swaybar is that the stabilization bar to keep the wheels in sync? Sorry for my bad English again.
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Old 30 Dec 2016, 08:38 am
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It's the large bar that crosses under the engine from one wheel to the other. They come in different sizes, so be sure to measure yours. Mine took the 24mm size bushings. I THINK they are also 20mm and 22mm on some of the PT's. I replaced both the sway bar bushings and end links at the same time on mine. Total cost was not very much, as I'm a poor bastard on a limited income. I have to make every penny count!
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Old 30 Dec 2016, 08:41 am
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Thanks again chuzz and a Happy New Year!
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Old 30 Dec 2016, 08:44 am
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By the way, should i buy original bushings or some polyurethane and where?
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Old 30 Dec 2016, 08:46 am
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Personal choice, Ed. I just used the OEM style that I got at rockauto. They're Moog brand and I'm happy with them. Others will probably tell you different stories and why or why not. It's just up to you and what you want to do. And Happy New Year to you to.
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Old 09 Jan 2017, 09:06 am
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Check your sway bar end links and your sway bar bushings first. If not those, then check the lower control arm bushings. Both are common wear areas.
Is this the lower control arm bushing (rear one) that you mean? Also adding a picture of the sway bar bushing but i must say i'm not capable of telling if it's bad or not by looking at either one of them. Do you buy just the bushings for the lower control arm or the whole control arm and do you have a link to where they sell them as i have a feeling it will be hard to find in Sweden.
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Old 09 Jan 2017, 09:11 am
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First photo. Yes, that's the bushing. Second photo, no, that's the end link. Further up your photo, where it looks like a large U-bracket, is where the sway bar bushings go. You can't always tell by looking. BUT, by the looks of the sway bar end link, I'd recommend replacing them and the bushings. You'll need to measure the sway bar as they come in different sizes. Mine was 24 mm, but some are 22 or 20. Rockauto is where I got my lower control arms, end links and sway bar bushings. All tolled, everything was under $150 U.S. currency. I don't know if they ship to Sweden or not. Pull up the site at RockAuto and check, is all I can suggest.
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Old 09 Jan 2017, 09:30 am
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Thanks again Chuzz! What about the other lower control arm bushing, the one in front that looks like a cylinder, I assume I should replace that one to? And I assume you only buy the bushings not the whole control arm? By the way is there any instruction on the forum how to change these?
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