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Old 11-30-2016, 02:15 PM
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Clunking on front end

On my 2014 SRT whenever I drive over a speed bump (crawling speed with the weight of the car doing the work) as the front end drops over the bump, there is a clunk from the front end. I had this on my BMW X5 and they replaced all of the control arms etc to fix it.
I took the Jeep to the dealer who said they can find no issue at all and its the active suspension trying to adjust. The back end suspension is quiet. They said if I drove another SRT it would be the same, I didn't take them up on the offer as Id been there all day already.
Normal driving is ok, no issue, its only when going slow (less than 10mph) and I hit a bump or something

Is this the same on other SRT's??

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Re: Clunking on front end

I have the same clunking on my 2014. Took it to the dealership twice (once in the US and once here in Austria) and they said they couldn't find anything wrong. My guess, is that they are blowing smoke up my ass so that the warranty will expire. Then charge me an arm and a leg to fix.

I imagine when I install my RM mids I'll be able to take a look under there and find what is causing the clunks. Will be interesting to know if you have any better luck on your end.

I hope.

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Keep me posted on what u find. Another dealer listened to it and said maybe something in the steering but my extended warranty was with yet another dealer so they couldn't confirm.
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Re: Clunking on front end

I have the same issue from exactly what you described. I have a missing strut mount stud. I've ordered a replacement strut mount and will see if that remedies the issue.
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Keep me posted on what u find. Another dealer listened to it and said maybe something in the steering but my extended warranty was with yet another dealer so they couldn't confirm.
If your extended warranty is through FCA it is good at any FCA dealer.
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Pics please. What's a strut mount stud?
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Warranty cannot be used at a dealer within 30 miles from purchasing dealer, they never said this at time of purchase, separate topic I guess and a bloody sore point to be honest. No matter, my closest dealer are numptys anyhow.
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Pics please. What's a strut mount stud?


Strut mount stud is what my strut tower bar connects to. I'm missing off of the three studs on the passenger side strut tower.
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On my 2014 SRT whenever I drive over a speed bump (crawling speed with the weight of the car doing the work) as the front end drops over the bump, there is a clunk from the front end. I had this on my BMW X5 and they replaced all of the control arms etc to fix it.

I took the Jeep to the dealer who said they can find no issue at all and its the active suspension trying to adjust. The back end suspension is quiet. They said if I drove another SRT it would be the same, I didn't take them up on the offer as Id been there all day already.

Normal driving is ok, no issue, its only when going slow (less than 10mph) and I hit a bump or something



Is this the same on other SRT's??

So I was on a test ride with my mechanic to find to find squeak coming from my sunroof (loose sunroof rail screw problem fixed) and I had asked him about that front end crunch sound (which we heard and he was well aware of). He had mentioned something to the effect that somewhere (I forgot where bc it's been a while) in the front end are like hard plastic hockey pucks and that's what we are hearing. It's normal and just a SRT quirk that I've learned to live with. Mine is a 2015.


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Re: Clunking on front end

Anyone have any updates to this? I noticed my '15 is starting to sound clunky over roads with uneven surfaces. Mostly in the under 30 mph zone. Sounds like all four corners.

I know someone will say just drive faster but that's not always possible on residential roads!

Anyone have this successfully addressed??


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Re: Clunking on front end

I have the same on my 14. Dealer said its the shocks but took it to my mechanic and he says the stocks are fine. Going to try to get more details of what the dealer thinks is the problem tomorrow.
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Re: Clunking on front end

I had a terrible metal on metal sound from front passenger suspension area. I took the Jeep in today and they put chassis ears (I think that's what they referred to them as) on the front end and narrowed the noise down to the sway bar, specifically the bushings. They ordered a new sway bar that included new bushings. Lubricating the bushings helped alleviate some of the noise but not eliminate it. I pick it up tomorrow and will report back.
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