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Noises from front when driving over bumps.

My 06 makes popping/clunking noises when driving over bumps and stuff. (Train tracks, speed bumps, pot holes etc:.) Its coming from the front for sure. I've replaced the struts, lower control arms, end links and tie rods. Tie rods and end links were ok. I'm out of ideas what is causing this irritating annoying noise. Help please. Ty.

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That leaves the strut mounts and the swaybar bushings.

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^^^ and of those two, I'd look at the strut mounts first.

I am not sure how the sway bar bushings could make a clunk. I replaced them on my car and it made no difference to my clunking. But I did see a post where someone stopped the sway bay from moving side-to-side in the bushings; by hose-clamping a piece of rubber on each side to remove the space, and it stopped his clunking; that makes sense but I haven't tried it yet on my car.

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Easy fix, don't drive over bumps and stuff. Seriously, I'd look for loose bolts, ball joints, tie rod ends or struts. If a lock washer broke on a bolt, you'd get a loose rattle point.
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No loose bolts. I just replaced everything and made darn sure everything was super tight according to specs. They may not be right but they are tight. What's this strut tower mount? Is that the piece on top of the spring and strut?
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. . . Is that the piece on top of the spring and strut?
Yes, it has one hole in the middle where the top of the strut sits, and four holes around the edges that mount to the chassis, at the top of the strut tower.

Unfortunately you need to remove the strut, and remove the spring from the strut, to replace the mount. Go with GT500 mounts, the regular ones are known for failing and making a "popping" noise.
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Is that the piece on top of the spring and strut?
Yup, and they look like this:

https://www.cjponyparts.com/ford-rac...013/p/M18183C/
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That's all that's left to replace except sway bar bushings. These for sure make a popping clunk noise when bumps and stuff are driven over? What spring compressor do yall recommend?
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