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Old 04 Apr 2015, 10:50 pm
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Question CLUNK IN FRONT END WHEN HIT BUMP

I hear a clunking noise when I hit a bump. Not sure what it is. And it doesn't happen all the time.

Hubby thinks it may be stabilizer links and bushings. OR maybe sway bar bushings.

Are these hard to do?
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Old 05 Apr 2015, 12:14 am
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Default Re: CLUNK IN FRONT END WHEN HIT BUMP

There is about an 80% chance that it is one or both of the rear bushings on the front control arms. These are poorly designed and when they fail, it allows the back arm on the control arm to hit the chassis when going over a bump.

Luckily, Moog makes a "Problem Solver" replacement control arm that is redesigned with a large ball joint in place of the rear bushing. The part numbers for a 1st Gen PT are:

CK620009 - left
CK620010 - right

RockAuto has these for about $60 each. If you order them together you will get free shipping. And if you use the discount code 859ABE4F55C9F8, you can get 5% off the cost of your order.

Also, there is somewhere around a 10% chance the problem is either a sway bar tie or one of the brackets that hold the sway bar to the chassis. And a 10% chances it's something else. So inspect under your PT well before ordering the control arms.
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