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Old 29 Apr 2012, 01:45 pm
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Default Front end noise

Recently seems ive had nothing but issues happening. I recently took had new brakes put on my 2008 pt cruiser. After that the caliper got stuck and had to have that fixed. Now the cars making a wierd front end noise. It happens when turning left at times it also happens when braking or when first taking off from a stop. The noise is that of like something under pressure and breaking lose. Its a knocking sound and its louds and disturbing. I love my pt cruiser and Ive put alot into it and taken care of it and kept teh maintence up to on it. I have no idea what this could be and right nwo money is tight and I cant afford to take it to the dealership and have it checked.
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Old 29 Apr 2012, 03:25 pm
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Default Re: Front end noise

The usual culprit is lower control arm (LCA) rear bushings.
Probably a post a day here!!!!

You could jack it up and look- Follow links in my signature to Chrome's documents
(He may give you a 'line' on a factory manual if you ask him.) and how-to's Crewzin has collected-
Those will get you started.


Worn LCA bushings aren't dangerous, however other suspension components being worn are.
(Inner / Outer tie rod ends, ball joints)
NONE of this takes an expert to diagnose, literally just feel for looseness.
Ask neighbor's / friends for a good 'ol boy shop, you don't need to pay dealer prices for this.
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Old 29 Apr 2012, 03:30 pm
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Thank you so much. WIll do. My dad and me are goin to jack it up today sometime hopefully.
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