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Old 08-10-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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Hey i have a 2000 mustang v6 and there is a kind of clunking noise when i go over bumps or speed bumps or anything like that. ive owned the car for 2 years and its always been there. ive been trying to find out what it is i have already replaced the struts. hoping someone knows the solve for this problem as i have seen many related posts about this and nobody seems to know what it could be. thanks
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:46 AM   #2
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There can be any number of causes. So what may be the cause for one person may not be the same for you...

Check all the bushings in front (control arms, sway bar, rack-n-pinion mounts, motor mounts etc) and replace any that are damaged/cracked etc. Also check your inner and outer tie rods, ball joints and wheel bearings. Also check your strut towers. There are bushings up inside the towers that can go bad. Also make sure the towers are bolted down solid etc.

Might also help to get underneath and wiggle things around etc. A nice sized pry bar helps sometimes.

Good luck...
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thanks. ill be sure to check them soon and post what the problem was
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What struts did you replace your stock ones with? But like PetRock said check your ball joint (easy to do, lift the front of the car and see if you can "wiggle" the tire in/out, up/donw), check to see if you are leaking fluid from the rack and pinion, bushings (easy to see if they are worn down, and/or cracked). We like pics here so take some, post them, and we can see too.

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