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Old 03-20-2008, 08:21   #1 (permalink)
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Question Frontend Clunk in 05 Freestar

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My wife and I just bought an 05 Freestar and on the way back from the dealer (over 2 mountain passes), we noticed significant 'clunking' in the front end driver's side when we'd go over bumps. It sounds like something is loose. I made sure the wheels were on tight, but that's as far as I've gone :) . I'm planning on getting it checked out soon but would like to get an idea of what it might be before I bring it in.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:27   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Frontend Clunk in 05 Freestar

It's probably a tie rod end/ball joint
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Re: Frontend Clunk in 05 Freestar

Thanks. What should I expect as a fair price on repair?
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Re: Frontend Clunk in 05 Freestar

To give you the heads up, I'd bet in the $100-200 range for just the one wheel at a dealer. Most of the cost is labour. Some shops will give you a quote on both wheels. It's up to you if you want to replace both. If you have over 50 000miles on your '05 I'd replace both. Generally, if you replace any front end suspension/steering components, getting an alignment done is a good rule of thumb to keep tire wear in check. Oh, if you don't have 36K on the van it should be covered under warranty depending if you got it new and when!
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Re: Frontend Clunk in 05 Freestar

Thanks for the info. It's much appreciated! Unfortunately we bought it used with 40K miles already on it so I don't think there's a warranty. But I am going to double check now that you mention it!
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