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Old 12-22-2013, 07:44 PM   #1
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Lots of popping/rattling/squeaking from front end

I think I've killed my front suspension. Everything seems to be making noise now. Steering seems to have gotten a bit loose, when I turn the wheel I hear squeaking (not whining, so it's not in the power steering), occasionally when braking there is an audible "pop" (This one worries me most) and there are just general rattles and squeaks when going over speed bumps and rough pavement.

Short of replacing everything rubber up front, where is the best place to start? I'm kind of thinking ball joints, tie rod ends, swaybar end links, maybe subframe bushings? struts will be getting a major upgrade in the summer, so I'm not concerned there.
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:59 AM   #2
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I think I've killed my front suspension. Everything seems to be making noise now. Steering seems to have gotten a bit loose, when I turn the wheel I hear squeaking (not whining, so it's not in the power steering), occasionally when braking there is an audible "pop" (This one worries me most) and there are just general rattles and squeaks when going over speed bumps and rough pavement.

Short of replacing everything rubber up front, where is the best place to start? I'm kind of thinking ball joints, tie rod ends, swaybar end links, maybe subframe bushings? struts will be getting a major upgrade in the summer, so I'm not concerned there.
buy the control arms from eeruo they have ones with all new bushings, in the winter my saabs makes lots of sounds even though everything in the front have been replaced :s
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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Is the sound on braking the clunk from a bad mount maybe have you checked chose?
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