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Old 12-09-2012, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Infamous Front End Clunk

I have had the front end clunk for quite awhile and I am completely fed up with it. I replaced inner tie rod ends about 5k miles ago and last night I finally replaced the tension struts, which from searching seemed most likely to be the issue, but still clunking. What's next? What am I missing? Please help.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't over look the brakes... It is really weird, but they make a ton of noise and they can give you feedback like the whole front-end is loose as hell.
If you haven't replaced your rotors or pads in a while, there might be enough space for your pads to slap around a bit when you travel over pot holes, manhole covers, etc and it makes a lot of noise.
You can try using the Brake Quit stuff to keep the pads stuck to the rotors to see if that helps.
The other thing to look at is the sway bar bushing. The Chrysler bushings are kind of cheap and seem to wear pretty quick. It is easy to replace them and you can get replacement bushings on-line.
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Pretty sure its not the brakes. I have replaced the pads and rotors within the last 5k miles as well. I guess will try the sway bar bushings next. Thanks

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Just to clarify, just the sway bar bushings? What about the endlinks?
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Just resloved mine by replacing the Sway bar bushes with Polyurethane ones from the 300 store. Cost about 20 and easy to fit. Now solid as a Rock! Good luck and post results

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OMG! I think I finally fixed it. I just replaced the sway bar bushings with new Moog bushings. Easy fix but the weird part is the old ones don't look that bad. I will be going on a longer drive and report back after a few days. Thanks for everyone's help and have a Happy Holidays.
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Great news! I'd advise anyone to do this. I've just bought my car and after speaking with the helpful guys at one of the 300C shops, its clear that most (if not all) of the front rubber bushes deteriorate far too quickly.

I plan to replace the lot, one at a time with Pedders polyurethane ones from the 300C.mod guys here in the UK. They're top lads - especially Simon who told me what to look for and got the parts to me within 24hrs.

I'm gonns buy the whole kit and think I'll get the old ones pressed out of the control arms etc when they fail. That should make the car as sturdy as it looks.

Chrysler should be ashamed of themselves for not upgrading these parts. (and the door handles!). they should be proud of the car in general though, as I am. It's awesome :-)

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It has been confirmed, it's a Xmas miracle, no more clunking.
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