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Q: Car makes horrible noise going over bumps

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I hear a horrible noise when I go over a bump. Someone told me it could be the front struts.

Hi. It could be the struts, but then again, it could be a lot of things. Some other usual suspects include the control arm bushings, link pins and ball joints. A trained mechanic will be able to listen to the noise first hand and give you a definitive answer.

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