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Old 07-11-2012, 02:23 PM
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Re: 2005 suspension clunk

Originally Posted by BIG-O View Post
Touched the spare tire and it was loose. Cranked on the cable from the inside.

Worked and fixed the clunk.

What I didn't check was why the tire was loose, flat maybe? Will check that today.

When cranking I also noticed that it kept going round then a click, then round then click, etc. and it never got to a firm stop on the cable.

The tire is up there snug but the cable mechanism maybe got stripped?
If the tire was flat that might be your cause since the tires would be smaller or compress more.

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Old 07-23-2012, 09:50 AM
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Re: 2005 suspension clunk

I did the mini lift, and couldn't get the clevis bolt out of the LH front... took it to a mechanic who had more tools, and he ended up replacing the lower control arm becacuse he destroyed the bushing trying to remove that bolt... anyway, a clunk in the lh front suspension showed up shortly after... when I was going slow and turning sharp; side entry garage, turning into driveway, etc...

after reading all of this thread, I decided to start with the "loose lower control arm" theory, and found the front bolt was not torqued to spec. As I turned the bolt, the clunk happened. I got about 90 degrees of movement of bolt to get to the 125 ft-lbs spec. And, the clunk is gone.

Thank you all for posting your experiences, I was very relieved to ditch the clunk.
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