clunk on 2001 carvan frunt end

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Old 01-05-05, 05:18 AM
Larry Zahner
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Unhappy clunk on 2001 carvan frunt end

I have a clunking sound comming from the front of van when you drive over any bad spots on road replaced the bushings on the front end noise still there

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Old 01-05-05, 06:48 AM
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what bushings?

were replaced?? can you bounce it and cause the noise? it could be many things from something loose to a worn out ball joint or a failed upper strut mount. noises are really hard to diagnose over the net...take a competent tech for a spin and demonstrate the noise and then let that person look for it.
 
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Old 01-05-05, 07:20 AM
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clunk

years ago I bought a used '84 pontiac 6000.

It too had a front in clunk. In my case the problem was loose brake calipers.
 
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Old 01-05-05, 04:02 PM
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Sway bar links could be a possibility.Loose front end parts also,for safety sake at least let someone who has knowledge of those vans look at it.Then we can help with the repairs as needed.
 
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Old 01-14-05, 08:14 AM
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Question clunk on 2001 carvan frount end

took van in for inspection on frount end teck told me that the top plate of the strut is ***** no safty problem $400.00 to fix how hard of a job is this to do myself
 
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Old 01-18-05, 05:05 AM
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not DIY'er...

...replacement of the upper mount or bearing (if it's replaceable without replacing the mount itself) requires disassembly of the strut after removal. this means relasing the energy of the partially compressed spring which requires special equipment...the spring stores enough energy to KILL...so don't mess with it unless you have access to good tools and experience in this area.
 
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