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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Lateral Link
Common signs include the steering feeling loose, noticeable clunking sounds, and increased wear on the rear tires.
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Stabilizer Bar Bushings
Common signs include sluggish response in vehicle handling and rattling or squeaking noises from underneath the car.
How Long Does a Ball Joint Front Last?
Ball joints are an essential part of your car’s suspension. They connect your steering to your control arms, allowing you to be able to turn your wheels. The type of ball...
How Long Does a Driveshaft Last?
When it comes to important components in your vehicle, the driveshaft holds a lot of importance. This part is responsible for delivering the torque, or power, that is being made by your engine...
How Long Does a Lateral Link Last?
In order for a car to ride and handle like it is supposed to, the suspension system will have to be working properly. There are a variety of different components that are...
How Long Does a Steering Damper Last?
Most of us are used to being able to enjoy smooth, precise movement when we turn the steering wheel in our vehicle. That is made possible by a combination of different components,...
How Long Does an Engine Mount Last?
Your car needs its engine in order to run properly, and with that said it needs to be placed in your vehicle in the exact right position. All kinds of parts/components are...
How Long Do Trailing Arm Bushings Last?
The trailing arm bushings join the axle and pivot point on the body of the vehicle. They are part of a trailing arm suspension in your vehicle. The front trailing arm...
How to Troubleshoot a Bouncy or Unstable Car
A bouncy or unstable car can be caused by faulty struts, tie rod ends, or brakes. Test your car to avoid suspension damage and costly repairs.

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There is a clunking sound coming from the rear of the car - 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The struts or shocks could be causing a rough ride, but the looseness under the vehicle is a suspension part that is loose. Check all of the suspension for any broken bolts or damaged...
Clunk in front end.
Hey there. There are several possible causes for a clunk in the front end. It could be a ball joint, stabilizer bar, steering linkage, or any number of other possible causes. Differential fluid being low is also a possible cause,...
I think my cv boot came off!
I am glad you asked this question. I am going to go through some steps with you to ensure that you have the correct problem diagnosed. When you look at the wheel well on the side where you...
My car is making a clunky noise and gets louder on acceleration. The check engine and power steering light is on
Hi there, thanks for writing in. It sounds like you may have a fan belt that is failing or loose or the power steering pump is failing. I would start by checking the tightness and the condition of the belt....
Hearing a clunking noise while turning the steering wheel
Hi there. This sounds like you have axle failure. Look under the car where the axle boots are and see if the boots are torn, leaking, or missing. Also look for grease that may have been leaked; usually all around...
Driveline clunk and greasing the slip yoke
You can try using transfer case fluid as a lubricant. The transfer case fluid is just automatic transmission fluid. Using the lastest version of Dexron transmission fluid should work out fine. The service bulletin for drive line clunk instructs mechanics...
Clunking noise, and poping sound when turning hard
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. When shifting your vehicle from park to drive or reverse, there is usually a problem with a universal joint in the drive shaft. The clunking noise is the bearings in the universal joint...
Loud air conditioner noise
Do you hear the noise with the engine running and A/C off as well? If not, your problem may be the A/C compressor clutch or the bearings in the belt driven compressor pulley. If you always hear the noise while...
Tie Rod End Replacement
Hello, It sounds like the rack and pinion may have been damaged during the process of replacing the tie rods. If you are leaking power steering fluid, I would recommend having the rack and pinion checked. It is also very...
Clunking sound while shifting from first to second gear - 1995 Jaguar XJS
Hello. There are several possibilities here. Two common causes could be a worn driveshaft universal joint or a worn or broken transmission or engine mount that is allowing the transmission and engine to move about too much - possibly hitting...
Clunking noise from rear suspension
It is possible that you could have some play in your rear control arm bushings or rear toe adjustment links. I would recommend having a rear suspension inspection performed by a qualified professional to determine where the noise is coming...
Why does my car make a loud noise when I turn my front wheels?
Hi, thanks for your question. I'd be happy to provide my insight. This is a common sound when the struts are worn out or when there is separation between the strut nut and the strut mount. I would also suggest...
Clunk noise when hitting bumps or road irregularities
Check with your Chevrolet dealer regarding a recall (Chevy #15386) regarding a loose tie rod end on some models of Volt for your model year. This would definitely cause a clunk under the conditions you describe, and is a safety...
Rear end noise when going over bumps
You will need to replace the rear stabilizer bar, bushings and brackets using a new design part number from Mazda using kit part number B3Y0-28--10X. This is a new design that will fix the noise you are having. The part...
when I start driving and let off of the gas for the first time I hear a clunk from the right front end. Not on bumps or turns
Hi there. The symptoms you're describing may be contributed to worn out stabilizer bar bushings. These parts are designed to redistribute the weight of the vehicle to help prevent rollovers, and to enhance handling. When the bushing wears out, it...
Hi there. Usually this a clunking noise from the rear end is typically related to damaged or worn out rear struts or shocks. However, it could also be due to faulty wheel bearings or the emergency brake shoe that may...
Hard clug noise and brakes locked; car barely moved
First thing to have checked are the problem codes that are causing the Check Engine light to be illuminated. This will direct you to the relevant problems that may have caused the stalling issue. Stalling issues can involve vacuum leaks,...
Clunking noise from rear
Hi there. This is a somewhat common issue with the majority of the E90's and E46 BMW's. These motors have what is a called a dual mass flywheel which is commonly known for creating this kind of a slight clunk...
Strange clunking/knocking noise coming from the front of the driver's side.
The tire wear represents misalignment, notably too much negative camber if the wear is on the inside edge of the tire. Such wear can be caused by worn ball joint but that would have to be evaluated. There are on...
Clunking noises driving at low speeds or over bumps
A clunking noise when hitting bumps can be caused by worn out struts, worn strut mounts, sway bar bushings, steering linkage being worn, or loose components. It would be best to have a certified mechanic actually diagnose the noise. These...

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