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Old 19 Jun 2009, 07:54 am
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Default Front end noise solved-hopefully

I had a clunk noise in front and read here of possible bushing wear on control arms as possible culprit. Brought to shop and turned out to be a broken motor mount. He also blew ouw some gravel and tightened some bolts on frame. Noises are gone and much less vibration on a cold start. I am not mechanically inclined and have found this site to be great. Just flipped 100K and PT runs good and have averaged 23-30 mpg depending on travel. General maintenance and tires - bushings are wearing and will need to be changed in future. Again, some great info on this site.
Specific noises I had were:1 a knock/bump at acceleration and 2 a loud clunk when turning wheel during backing or forward.
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Old 19 Jun 2009, 09:02 am
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Just flipped 100K and PT runs good and have averaged 23-30 mpg depending on travel. General maintenance and tires - bushings are wearing and will need to be changed in future. Again, some great info on this site.
I'd keep an eye on the timing belt if it hasn't been changed already. 100k is definitely in the ballpark for the change.

You should also change the water pump, tensioner, drive belt and alternator belt as they are all in the same area and all probably have the same mileage.

Unfortunately, it doesn't fall in the cheap and easy maintenance category.
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