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Clunking noise, suspension. 05 Chrysler

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Feb 22, 2017, 6:57 PM

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Hey basically I have a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica and I have this clunking/rattle in the front end. I know it's not my struts, I take bumps no problem and can feel the struts working fine. But it's lower down(the sound) I want to say control arm bushings but I don't know what I'm talking about usually so I wouldn't quote me. I'm going to tag a video of the sound for further diagnosis . It's really noticeable at the end of the video

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Tom Greenleaf
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Feb 23, 2017, 3:06 AM

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Re: Clunking noise, suspension. 05 Chrysler Sign In

Video didn't help me anyway but nice try. OK - Can you just hoist front end once by lower control arm and again by body where the car's jack would lift it then check for motion of the parts while hoisted both ways. Simply pry on items but know where you are prying not to harm something else in doing so. Jockey wheels up and down and as if you are steering it by the wheel while watching as well.

Sway bar pins are so common on some vehicles front or some do rear ones too are simple - you see them swinging in the breeze. A bit of a pest to remove a rusted one without proper cutting tools or torches. New in is easy as things go.

The other common thing is heat shields for exhaust parts and or flex pipes vary by how last one was replaced and overdue IMO for an '05 anything with a transverse engine. Possible loose brake calipers or pads if worn hardware also common noticed as noise goes away if you drag brake a little while it happens check those as well.

Hey - when hoisting always on level + safe surface with jack stands. Concrete highly preferred,


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