Are you hearing a clunking noise when you’re driving? Don’t worry, you’re not going crazy (well … hopefully not).
Clunking and rattling sounds may indicate problems with your car’s steering and suspension.
Parts can wear out over time and cause a clunking noise, such as strut mounts and bushings.
The issue could have to do with the drag link, control arms or coil springs, as well.
Other culprits include: idler arms, pitman arms – which are part of a drag link-type steering system – and tie rod ends.
Sway bar end links and sway bar bushings are common problems that are often misdiagnosed because they sound worse than they are.
We recently worked on a Range Rover that had a clunking sound. Not only had the ball joint come out of the steering knuckle, but the sway bar end link was broken.
Struts can also make a clunking noise if they’re bottoming out.
HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Michelin and BFGoodrich tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.