2002 Ford Mustang GT Front End Clunk
Hey! My name is Joe and I am new to this forum. I currently reside in NYC and own a 2002 Ford Mustang GT. I have been reading threads on this forum for quite a while now, and would like to see if anyone has experienced the same issue I am. A couple of months ago, my father and I replaced just about the entire front end of the car. New lower control arms, springs, struts, sway bar links, sway bar bushings, hub bearings, brakes, rotors, calipers, rack and pinion bushings, and brand new tires. All of these parts were factory replacements, no lowering or altering the stock specs (all Moog and KYB parts). The car drove like a dream for a few weeks. Then, one morning I was pulling out of my driveway and as soon as the front drivers wheel went off the curb, there was a loud clunk. The sound is very noticeable and you can kind of feel it under your feet through the floorboard. It happens on every large incline or decline, like curbs, driveways, large potholes, etc. It is not that loud on the smaller bumps. The fact that I felt it through the floorboard makes me think that it may be a suspension component that makes contact with frame of the car. We checked the lower control arm, ball joint, reset the spring, and even swapped the strut for a new one (same model). None of those fixed the issue. The funny thing is that whenever we jack the car up and then let it back down and drive it, the sound goes away for a few miles. Then once the car sits overnight, the next morning the sound is back and just as loud. It is louder when you first drive the car in the morning, then once you drive it for 20-30 minutes, it gets slightly quieter (still very noticeable, but not as loud as the fist clunk of the day). Has anyone ever experienced this problem before? Or does anyone know where I can go to find the solution? Thank you for all of your help in advance!