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Old 07 Apr 2014, 12:06 pm
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Default 2006 vert.. front end knock


Ok first the 'bushings' were replaced less than 10,000 miles ago... (by the dealer), now the car has a knocking when hitting bumps.. seems to be mostly on the right side. My question is what's the best way for me to check to see what's wrong. Might be a motor mount or something the dealer did wrong or maybe the new bushings have prematurely failed. What's the best way to isolate this problem?


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Old 07 Apr 2014, 12:15 pm
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Default Re: 2006 vert.. front end knock

what bushings were replaced???
could it be the struts???
How many miles on PT???
what has been or has not been done to PT???
need a little more info
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Old 08 Apr 2014, 05:08 pm
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Hi There,
I have an 02' Limited Edition, 2.4L, and I am having the same problem since I obtained the car. I have had it checked 5 TIMES, and NO ONE seems to know what it is! If you find out, let me know. Or post on forum.

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Old 09 Apr 2014, 09:47 am
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I have endured the same issue. I finally fixed it this past weekend when I changed the struts. It wasn't the strut itself, but the worn out components within the struts. Most likely the strut/spring isolators. I purchased the monroe quick struts from rockauto. It came as a complete assembled package. Strut, springs etc. $99 each and there was a rebate on top of it too.

Since it was assembled, it was only three bolts on top, 2 bolts on the bottom and replaced. Literally 15 minutes each side to replace.

You are correct to check your motor mounts too, they wear out often.
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Old 09 Apr 2014, 03:18 pm
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If you find out, let me know. Or post on forum.
Alot of times you can jounce/rock one corner of the car at a time,and begin to isolate where the noise is coming from.
Have you checked your Watts Link & Bellcrank,all that's need to check that is to give it a good pull side-to-side,and if it 'klunks'....You found the source.
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Sell the piece of JUNK!!!!
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Old 26 May 2014, 11:07 pm
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check the lower tourqe strut big 6 inch hole and lil 2 inch hole aluminuim about a foot long they go bad in about 50-75k in our cars, on the right side right behind the plastic cover, under neath right where the serp belt is running on the bottom, mine was so broke it was resting on the ac compressor, k.i.m. it is a special part for converts, as it has a relife cut in the middle for some reason, stock 4door ons dont fit, broken can give quite a knock, and bounce, also check the strut tops, the shock rod nut likes to come loose and egghole the strut top mount a bit, makeing noise, and it could even be the bearings in the strut top, they are just crap
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