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2008 front end noise

My son's 2008 v6 mustang makes a banging noise from the front end when he hits bumps. I have replaced the sway bar bushings, link bars, lower a arms, coil over struts, and steering links. What else could making this bang noise. It sounds like a strut is loose but that isn't it. Any ideas? By the way it has 92,000 miles on it.

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I don't see Strut Bearing/strut mount on your list. Thsy wear out and cause the clunk. I make it a habit of replacing them when I replace struts.

Proper name is called a strut mount.


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Sorry, I replaced the whole strut assembly, mount included.
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Perhaps the fasteners need to be retorqued with the wheels on the ground.


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Just checked every bolt with the car settting on the tires all are tight.
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I guess you'll have to raise the car on a lift and see if any of the suspension/steering joints has excessive play.


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I'll bet if you grab ahold of the front or rear sway bar end links....and give them a very hard shake side to side I'll bet you feel or hear a very slight click/clunk.....even if they are new.....if they are thermoplastic type joints, almost guaranteed.....IMHO of course!

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Ball joints? I can assume they were replaced with the lower control arm because the arms normally come with ball joints installed but ill never know without asking.

Jack one side of the front up until the tire has a few inches space and with the car supported so it doesn't come crashing down, place a long bar under the tire and carefully lift and listen for noises.

truly, with everything replaced all it takes is something as simple as a missing 8 dollar coil spring insulator to drive you nuts.

Dont forget the alignment.

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I'm going to the k every bolt on the suspension this weekend. The ball joints were replaced with the lower a arms. The first thing I replaced was the sway bar end links,I will check and make sure they are tight also. Were would I find the coil spring isolator is I replaced the strut assembly all together?
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Sorry, I needed to read it before I posted. I'm going to check every bolt. Where would I find the spring isolator if I replaced the whole strut in one assembly?
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I agree with Beechkid, The bushing were the end to my clunk after I changed everything on the front end. BUT!!! I had to put a shim behind the bushing to tighten them up. The NEW bushings are hard and go onto the sway bar to easy. The noise is coming from the bar side movement slapping the stops that keep the bar centered in the vehicle. Piss poor mickey mouse setup from Ford.

The isolator is at the bottom of the spring.
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I was wondering about the sideways movement on the sway bar. Yes I can move it back and forth and make it bang. How do I get rid of this movement? Make a thin bushing to make up the gap? Or possibly push the sway bar mounts farther apart to remove the gap? Has anyone ever ground the ring off of the sway bar so it doesn't hit the mount?
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