Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Clunking sound from front end

asked by on

I hear clunking sounds from the front end when making sharp turns, parking, and going over speed bumps at low speeds. Does this have to do with the strut mounts?

Hello. This problem could have something to do with the strut mounts and some of the other front end suspension parts. It is also possible that there is a problem with the control bushing being bad, causing the noise as well as the conditions that you describe. It could be that your lower ball joints are bad, which would cause the car to make these noises. The best thing to do is to have a suspension check done by a certified technician.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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

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: Control arm bushing replacement

The service that you are referring to, namely control arm assembly replacement includes the bushings. That control arm has two bushings in it, already pre-installed in the control arm. So, the price is "complete". If you want this service performed...

Q: EGR warning

Hello. An EGR valve that is intermittently failing will cause the Check Engine Light to turn off and on. If the code is for the EGR valve and the voltages to the valve are correct, then the EGR valve may...

Q: Car shakes at 40 mph

The brake issue is most likely a separate issue from the tire balance issue. It's possible the brake linings are worn or the backing plate is contacting the rotor. These items can be inspected during the tire rotation. If the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.