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Old 08 May 2012, 02:23 pm
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Default Clunking from front, vibration at 55, standard 2002 car

I have a standard 2002 PT Cruiser (88,000 miles) that has completely standard suspension.

When driving over pot holes I get a clunk through the floor and at 55mph I am getting severe vibration through the car.

I had the front wheels balanced and it made no difference to the vibration.

The tie-rod ends have been changed and the bounce test indicates that the shocks are good.
If I grasp the drive shaft I don't feel any wear or movement.

The engine mounts were shot so I replaced the top and bottom engine mounts but the clunk remains.

Any suggestions where I should start looking please?
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Old 08 May 2012, 03:30 pm
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Default Re: Clunking from front, vibration at 55, standard 2002 car

Sway bar links and control arm bushing for your clunking. Ball joint for your shaking. Recheck your tie rods, inner and outer. Also make sure the mounts were adj. properly. Should only feel this at idle.
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Id second the iner tie rods. Usually when there bad you vibrate really bad at higher speeds.
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