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09-29-02, 09:24 AM   #1  
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Ford Aerostar

My Aerostar has started making a loud cluncking noise on the passenger side front, this does not happen all the time, on a normal road it is not heard until I hit the occasional pot hole or man hole. If I am turning around on the street and back up turning the wheel it is the most noticeable, just one loud clunk and after i come to a stop at a light or stop sign as I release the brake and the suspension unloads the clunk is there but not as loud. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Martin

 
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09-29-02, 04:32 PM   #2  
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Year? Mileage? When's the last time the suspension, steering and brakes have been checked?

 
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09-29-02, 04:38 PM   #3  
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the van is1993 the brakes were done less than 4 months ago, this noise is not there all the time and has only recently started. It is most noticable when I release the brake pedal and the suspension unloads and is only on the right hand side or passenger side, the mileage is approx 202,000 km

 
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09-29-02, 04:45 PM   #4  
As Joe said check your suspension particularly your shocks.If its AWD check the cv joints also.

 
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09-30-02, 08:08 PM   #5  
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aerostars are bad for the stabalizer links wearing out, they'll actually wear a bigger hole in the lower control arm if not repaired. also check for broken coil springs

 
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09-30-02, 11:05 PM   #6  
I agree, the small links that rawb mentioned will cause this problem. They are small "towers with a bushing on either end. One at each end of the sway bar. I don't like the way they are designed on the aerostar. Also worn control arm bushings, possibly shocks, etc..


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