Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Minimal front end knock

asked by on

I drive a 2004 chrysler sebring sedan and ive noticed a slight knock in the front end when going over bumps. I have already checked the strut connection points and theyre solid on both sides. Do you have any reccomendations for what to check for and possible prices for replacements

My car has 164000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The most common causes for there to be a noise when going over a bump is, a bad sway bar linkage, worn control arm bushings, a faulty strut mount/bushing, or a loose brake caliper. The only way to know for sure is to do a visual inspection of the mentioned parts. If you need assistance in determining the fault and/or making repairs, contact a certified mechanic, like those available at YourMechanic.com.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: My spark plugs seems to be far down and no one can get a tool around them to get them out. Is there any solution?

Hello, thanks for writing in to YourMechanic. This requires a special type of socket and wrench to get to the spark plugs due the angle they are mounted into the cylinder head. If you're unable to get them out yourself,...

Q: I have some loose parts on the front end of my 2004 Ford Explorer and am wondering what it would cost to repair

Hello. The front end would need to be fully inspected to see which parts are actually failing. If it is the ball joints it may require that the entire control arm be replaced to repair the issue. If you want...

Q: OBD not working

Hi there. If the OBD port is not working then most of the time this is caused by a loss of power to the plug. The fuse to the plug needs to be checked first to see if it is...

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 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...
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...