New control arm goes CLUNK ... WTF??
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    Angry New control arm goes CLUNK ... WTF??

    *takes a deep breath*

    Long story short...

    I had funny alignment problems. The mechanics at the dealership said the caster was off. So they put it on the frame rack and discovered that the control arm was bent. They replaced it.

    Now I hear a "clunk" every once in a while when I'm driving. It's always at low speeds, usually when I'm starting from a stop, sometimes when I go over a bump, sometimes not. The "clunk" sound is DEFINITELY new and is DEFINITELY coming from the side where they replaced the control arm.

    Does anybody have any idea what this could be? I'd like to have an idea before I call the dealership, just so I can know what I'm talking about...

    Thanks a lot...
    Speedometer? Is that the thing next to the tach?

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    My guess is they forgot to tighten a bolt or something else is loose down there.


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    Check to see if any of the bolts are loose, and also check the play on the ball joint.

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    thanks for the replies... it turns out they forgot to tighten the bracket to the frame. all better now!
    Speedometer? Is that the thing next to the tach?

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