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Old 06 Jun 2004, 05:38 pm
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Default noise -is it the motor mounts?

I'm getting a noise from the front area when I go over bumps. It sounds like something is loose. Could this be the motor mounts? How often do you need to have these changed? Or does this have something to do with my struts?

I have a 2001 Unlimited. I have new tires and have had the front end aligned. I have about 30,000 miles on it. thanks for any advice.
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Check the lower control arm bushings, there have been a lot of problems with them seperating.
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Welcome, Bhillboop.
Tpscruiser is right - suspension bushings have been known to fail - splitting.
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Thanks for the advice. Should I take my car to the Chrysler dealership for this type of job or do you recommend another type of shop? What would you expect to pay to have the suspension checked?
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Might also want to check your transmission mount. FWD cars tend to tear those up rather quickly.
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Thanks for the advice. Should I take my car to the Chrysler dealership for this type of job or do you recommend another type of shop? What would you expect to pay to have the suspension checked?
Thorough Suspension Check from a mechanic you trust: about an hour of shop time (local price varies... around here the good shops charge about 60-75/hr for diagnostics).
There are a lot of independent and chain shops that will handle suspension problems. Only go to the dealer if it is in warrantee, or your trusted mechanic recommends it.

(To find a trustworthy mechanic: ask your neighbors... especially neighbors with old cars that run good.)

If you are one of the lucky ones who has a Chrysler dealer who has a service department that is Not a pack of Incompetent Crooks, go ahead and take it there. Figure to pay Much More for dealer service.

Good Luck...
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