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ok, my 05 ford mustang, i dint even know! carfax and autocheck didnt catch this, the car was in a 9376 dollar accident. i got the car checked out and they said everything was fine. but the parts looked TOOOO NEW for an 05! i got a loss history report, and the car had a ******* accident. ridiculous. then it just so happens that the same day, my front right side of my car makes this massive clunk sound when i go over a bump or when i turn the wheel. i took it to my car place and they say that its like the suspension or something. they know its the front right wheel. its an automatic. please please please help me i love my stang and i dont want to have to sell it!
 

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What kind of help are you looking for? Flowers?:headscratch::D
 

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Why would you have to sell it? You've already concluded that it's something in the front suspension. This could be something as simple as a loose bolt. Get it checked out and weigh your options on how to get it fixed. It's not like you are going to get awesome resale value right now anyway; selling a car that quickly would raise some red flags, with me anyway.
 

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selling becuase its 9000 dollars worth of damage and if things are gonna break i dont want to have it! and i got the car checked out, they couldn't find what it was... do you guys know what it might be!?
 

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selling becuase its 9000 dollars worth of damage and if things are gonna break i dont want to have it! and i got the car checked out, they couldn't find what it was... do you guys know what it might be!?
I shall be nice to you now. :)


I don't know what it could be.

Good luck selling a car that you're having enough problems with that you want to sell it... lol... :nogrinner

If all the repairs have been done by a specific shop, they should fix it for you. Most repair shops have a lifetime warranty on the parts they replace. Good luck kid! :bigthumbsup
 

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selling becuase its 9000 dollars worth of damage and if things are gonna break i dont want to have it! and i got the car checked out, they couldn't find what it was... do you guys know what it might be!?
$9000 in damage isn't saying anything. If a guy were to run a key all the way around your car right now, and you had to get it re-painted completely, that would be $9000 just for the paint, with no body work. Your biggest question here is "is the frame ok" anything beyond that is trivial. Everything in the suspension can be replaced, but if the frame is crap, you are begging for trouble. Does it have a clean title?
 

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thats the thing, ford and a VERY good tires plus specialist said the frame is perfect, and everything is perfect. the title is clean, and carfax and autocheck said the car is clean. but i still saw with my own eyes from the state government with my vin that my car was in an accident. i dont know.. any estimates on how much a new suspention would cost?
 

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thats the thing, ford and a VERY good tires plus specialist said the frame is perfect, and everything is perfect. the title is clean, and carfax and autocheck said the car is clean. but i still saw with my own eyes from the state government with my vin that my car was in an accident. i dont know.. any estimates on how much a new suspention would cost?
Did you read what I wrote???

If all the repairs have been done by a specific shop, they should fix it for you. Most repair shops have a lifetime warranty on the parts they replace.
 

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thats the thing, ford and a VERY good tires plus specialist said the frame is perfect, and everything is perfect. the title is clean, and carfax and autocheck said the car is clean. but i still saw with my own eyes from the state government with my vin that my car was in an accident. i dont know.. any estimates on how much a new suspention would cost?

Carfax will only have it on file if it was a reported claim with an Insurance company.

So if it went unreported for whatever reason carfax would have no Idea.:headscratch:
 

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any estimates on how much a new suspention would cost?
Any estimate with what is wrong aside from "the suspension"? You are not going to get the answers you are looking for if you do't ask the right questions.

Without a CLEAR definition of what is damaged NO ONE can give you an estimate.

Now stop freaking out and wasting your time posting unanswerable questions and either make a list of what needs to be replaced or take pictures of what needs to be replaced. If you are not capable of doing that take it to your closest Ford dealer for an estimate.

I’ll tell you if the frame is not bent the suspension will not be in the same galaxy as $9000. For that kind of money you can get an entire Griggs GR40 race suspension which is about the best suspension stuff you can buy for the car.
 

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thats the thing, ford and a VERY good tires plus specialist said the frame is perfect, and everything is perfect. the title is clean, and carfax and autocheck said the car is clean. but i still saw with my own eyes from the state government with my vin that my car was in an accident. i dont know.. any estimates on how much a new suspention would cost?
You need to calm down. You are putting the cart before the horse. Find out exactly what is wrong, then go from there. No need to replace things that aren't broken, unless you are modding. You've cleared the biggest hurdle, the frame. It doesn't take much of an accident to rack up 9K in repairs.

Get it to a shop and have them look at it. Have a couple look at it and get multiple opinions.
 

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Now stop freaking out and wasting your time posting unanswerable questions... If you are not capable of doing that take it to your closest Ford dealer for an estimate.
Careful there, Squidd... Last time I said something like that I got banned. :(


Anyways, Steven, Squidd is one of the most "suspension" oriented guys on AFM... He offers sound advice.
 

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Careful there, Squidd... Last time I said something like that I got banned. :(
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For telling someone to go to a Ford dealer?:scratchchin:gringreen
 

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The most common causes of noise in the front suspension are loose connections on the sway bar links and bad strut pads. The pads are made of heavy duty plastic with ball bearings and can wear out. If the accident was to the front it is very easy for a shop to miss a bad strut pad when they fix it. Mention this stuff when you get it looked at. If you search this forum you will find almost everyone has had a complaint about noise from the suspension on these cars. Even on brand new ones. The noise you hear is not necessarily from the repair. Educate yourself about these cars and you most likley will find the answere. GA
 

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Seriously, thanks to a deer encounter and large storm blown oak tree, my car has had almost 10G in repairs - and was never hurt mechanically, only cosmetically. Even if it damaged the mechanicals, as long as it was fixed correctly, it doesn't make it a bad car. Lots of used cars have had encounters. Have it checked out thouroughly and find out what's really wrong. It's impossible for us to do more than guess. Maybe you would have bought a different car if you'd known, but you have it now. Spend a few bucks to get checked and save yourself heartache in the future.

And don't trust a guy at a tire store to check the frame. Take it to the best body shop in town and let them check it. They see it every day.
 

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If you have only had cosmetic damage and you are hearing odd noises, check everything under the hood and in the fender wells to ensure everything is fastened down. I had a similar issue a number of years ago with another vehicle and found the inner fender to be loose as well as the battery which was causing all kinds of weird noises when going over bumps. Sometime when body shops are in a hurry they focus on the complicated part of the repair and miss the small stuff.
 

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I wouldnt be surprised if it was a loose bolt somewhere. And I don't mean loose as in falling out, I mean loose as in just not torqued all the way. If the repair shop that did the work didn't use new fasteners and didn't use locktite to keep them secure, they could have easily come loose after driving for a while.

I had the same noises after doing my spring installation. I had the torque specs for the bolts but I had no way of using a torque wrench on them so I just guessed as best as possible. My guess was wrong and after driving a few weeks I started to get a "clunk" noise every time I would go over a bump. It got progressively worse too.

I would start by contacting the shop that did the work, that is if you know how to get ahold of them. Get your hands on an invoice if you can, find out what parts they replaced and figure out what they would have taken off in order to do that. Then you can get some torque specs on the bolts that they would have had to reinstall and check them.

If you can't do that, I'd recommend just going over every bolt in your front suspension (there's not too many of them, shouldn't take too long) and make sure every one is torqued down properly. If you find a loose one, it might be a good idea to use some locktite so it doesn't come loose again.
 

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ok, my 05 ford mustang, i dint even know! carfax and autocheck didnt catch this, the car was in a 9376 dollar accident. i got the car checked out and they said everything was fine. but the parts looked TOOOO NEW for an 05! i got a loss history report, and the car had a ******* accident. ridiculous. then it just so happens that the same day, my front right side of my car makes this massive clunk sound when i go over a bump or when i turn the wheel. i took it to my car place and they say that its like the suspension or something. they know its the front right wheel. its an automatic. please please please help me i love my stang and i dont want to have to sell it!
Hey you know CarFax has a buy back guarantee if they don't catch an accident right? I'm pretty sure if you call them they will buy the car from you...or pay for the repairs...if I remember correctly...just an FYI.
 
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