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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-03-14, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Front end clunk

Just purchased a '99 GM with 146k on the odometer. I believe the car has sat for the past 6 months or so looking at the carfax. When I first started to drive the front suspension would make a loud clunk whenever I went over a man hole cover or similar sharp bump. Could feel the clunk up through the steering wheel. I had the front end looked at and it has all new upper and lower control arms and everything looks good. Now that I have about 1,000 miles on it the clunk has started to lesson to where I don't really hear it unless going over a very big bump. Are there some bushings that may have just needed to be worked or something? Now that it doesn't really happen anymore I am hesitant to take it in and have someone look at it. Any advice on whether I have a long term problem?

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Re: Front end clunk

If it sat for a while, could have been a lot of things...Parts that move sometimes get stiff or freeze up if not used for a period of time. Could be something just needed to get loosened up after sitting so long. If you had everything looked at, and the noise is going away, I personally wouldn't worry about it. If all ball joints etc. are new, maybe take a look at the front shocks??
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If it sat for a while, could have been a lot of things...Parts that move sometimes get stiff or freeze up if not used for a period of time. Could be something just needed to get loosened up after sitting so long. If you had everything looked at, and the noise is going away, I personally wouldn't worry about it. If all ball joints etc. are new, maybe take a look at the front shocks??
Thanks for the feedback. The interesting thing is that it went from a condition where it seemed something was loose to cause the clunking to tightening up that got rid of it.
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Go over everything again and double check ball joints, shocks, sway bar links, tie rods, etc. If all seems ok, I wouldn't worry about it. My 2 cents. Good luck
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