Q: Clunking noise in front end when you hit a bump

asked by on

When im driving it makes a clunking noise in the front of the truck it doesnt do it unless you hit a bump a mechanic told us it was the bearings but i really dont think that could be related to the problem. Any ideas on what it could be ???.

My car has 250000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This may be a sign of worn out control arm bushings. Control arm bushings are an important part of vehicle suspension systems. Bushings are made of rubber which separates the faces of two objects while allowing a certain amount of movement. As the car moves over tough or bumpy surfaces, this movement allows the suspension parts to move easily. The rubber which is flexible in nature helps to minimize transmission of noise and small vibrations through to the chassis of the vehicle. When these are failing or worn out, this may cause the symptoms you describe. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose the clunking noise and repair this.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Clunking noise in front end when you hit a bump

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Quote on putting new motor in

Hi there. Unfortunately, our mobile mechanics are unable to offer this service. Your best option is to search for a local engine replacement shop in your city or area to receive an estimate from them.

Q: Right back tail/break/reverse lights nothing works, but when I use key fob to lock SUV they light up.

Hello, thank you for writing in. If the bulbs are functional, there is another component that is malfunctioning. This may be the switch, a relay or fuse, or the wiring between them. You should start with the most simple components...

Q: Hello there

Hello. Thank you for writing in. The noises you are hearing may be coming from the transmission as it ages. The vehicle is getting older and is likely to start wearing down. The transmission is definitely one of the components...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...