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Front end clunking HELP!!!

GlocK

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Toronto Ontario
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'93 XLT 5 Speed
I just got my Ex back from the mechanic. It was making the dreaded clunking noise on turns and occasionally under hard braking or over bumps. I had the radius arm bushings replaced, but I can still hear the clunk!
The truck steers and handles great with the new bushings, but I want to get rid of the clunking!! Any suggestions?? Thanks in advance....
 






CodePoet

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1993 XLT
I would look at the sway bar bushings. Get some brake fluid (doesn't react to rubber :) )and give those a good soaking. If your thunk goes away or at least lessens a good amount, i'd say you found the problem. I just gave that suggestion since alot of people have brake fluid in their garage so hopefully it's "free" if not you can get it for like a buck or two, which is quite a bit cheaper than just replacing those bushings trial and error style. I'd also just make sure everythings tight.

Good Luck!
CP
 






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