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Old 08-27-2009, 09:57   #1 (permalink)
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2004 Clunking Noise Front End....?????

my wifes 2004 fwd escape is killing me. there's a clunk noise in the front end when you hit bumps/potholes etc. I immediately thought strut mounts/bearings, and replaced them. while i was reinstalling the struts, i checked out tie rods, ball joints, and sway <NOBR style="COLOR: darkgreen; FONT-SIZE: 100%; FONT-WEIGHT: normal" id=itxt_nobr_0_0>bar</NOBR> links. all are tight and intact. Can anyone offer any help in finding this problem? I'm at the end of my rope with this thing!
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Old 07-28-2010, 13:18   #2 (permalink)
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Been awhile since this has been posted hope you found out the issue ubt if not check the motor mounts. mine is a 2001 and that was my problem had one i replaced so far and tighted the others and no more clunking. Mine made the sound on my 1/2 mile dirt driveway so lots of potholes to hit on that so know the driving nuts feeling!
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Re: 2004 Clunking Noise Front End....?????

Front wheel drive cars/trucks are notorious for wearing out tie rod ends, especially outers. I know you said you checked this, but it might be worth replacing them if there are substantial miles on the car. They're cheap and it's an easy do-it-yourself.
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