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      10-31-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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Suspension Noise - Help???

Guys, I have a noise from my left front suspension that my mechanic has not been able to find. I first noticed it as a single click when making either a left or right hand turn in my neighborhood, 20-25mph. It seemed to happen only when the suspension loaded, or unloaded.

I recently noticed that in a longer 30 mph corner that when pushed some, the clicking noise continues as long as the suspension is loaded. It does not sound like it is associated with rotation, just rapid clicking. The suspension has been inspected, recently aligned (minor correction), etc. Sway bar links have been replaced and did not help. Any thoughts? Anyone else have this issue?

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No one with any experience with this issue?

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      11-02-2012, 12:39 PM   #3
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I have the exact same issue. But I could not figure out what is causing it other than the fact that I know it comes from the front end of the car.
I suspected I was not alone. Maybe someone has figured out the issue.

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Guys, I have a noise from my left front suspension that my mechanic has not been able to find. I first noticed it as a single click when making either a left or right hand turn in my neighborhood, 20-25mph. It seemed to happen only when the suspension loaded, or unloaded.

I recently noticed that in a longer 30 mph corner that when pushed some, the clicking noise continues as long as the suspension is loaded. It does not sound like it is associated with rotation, just rapid clicking. The suspension has been inspected, recently aligned (minor correction), etc. Sway bar links have been replaced and did not help. Any thoughts? Anyone else have this issue?

Thanks,

John
Check for rocks lodged somewhere. My M made clicking sounds similar to yours and I thought it was a suspension issue but it turns out that it was from a rock stuck between my oil pan and belly pan and the clicks were from the chassis flexing with the rock stuck.
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Check for rocks lodged somewhere. My M made clicking sounds similar to yours and I thought it was a suspension issue but it turns out that it was from a rock stuck between my oil pan and belly pan and the clicks were from the chassis flexing with the rock stuck.
Thanks, I will give this a try.

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Front Suspenion Click?

Guys, dealer finally diagnosed the problem as coming from the left front spindle. They replaced and no more clicking. Interesting and a little scary problem. Glad it did not completely fail on the track or at speed.

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Wow! Thanks OP for following up and advising us of what it was...
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