93 Tempo knocking from front wheels
hello, i have a 1993 Ford Tempo 2.3L automatic. for the past few months I have struggled to identify a strange knocking or clicking sound coming from my front wheels. it is not consistent as it doesn't do it all the time. in fact, when i first start driving it is perfectly quiet for about the first 10 to 15 minutes, but then i start to hear it but it is only when i am driving very slow, around 5-10mph, and also when i make slow turns. i can hear it best when driving in parking lots, and this is usually when it turns more to a clunky knock. it is never really loud but it is noticeable.
i just recently had my lower ball joint/control arm assemblies replaced because they went bad after only one year (last year i had them replaced with AutoZone Duralast Golds). i thought for sure this was what was causing the noise but it wasn't.
i have read on the Internet that it could be any chassis part that could be damaged or loose, also it could be loose brake parts. i don't believe it is any chassis/steering/suspension part because 1. the garage probably would've noticed anything else wrong, and 2. it doesn't do it consistently, usually only after a few minutes of driving. im thinking maybe its brake related because it makes sense if it is happening only after driving for a while, when they would be warmed up, and also when going slow in parking lots, after braking to slow down.
anyone have any ideas? thanks