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    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu jesus View Post
    My wife’s NB clunked in the FR, it was a perished bushing on the LCA and you could feel it through the steering wheel. The alignment was walking around because of that too.
    LCA's were replaced with aftermarket last July.
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    I dont know a word you just said, but that **** sounded COOL.

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    You have a clunk? I have a clunk too. Front end - driver side. I know one of the clunks on the rear passenger is due to the UCA bushing sliding backward such that the arm contacts the frame in certain conditions. I'm still trying to figure out the front driver side. It started in the past few months...but - I can't consistently make it happen. Need to get it up and start tugging at places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turboedpickup View Post
    You have a clunk? I have a clunk too. Front end - driver side. I know one of the clunks on the rear passenger is due to the UCA bushing sliding backward such that the arm contacts the frame in certain conditions. I'm still trying to figure out the front driver side. It started in the past few months...but - I can't consistently make it happen. Need to get it up and start tugging at places.
    I'm hoping for me it's either the inner tie rods or the UCA's.
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    I'm hoping it's something straightforward since I went ahead and replaced all the bushings about 2 years ago with OEMs. So hoping for tie rods like you or maybe it's a ball joint?

    I really WANT to get the steering rack out and going urethane on those bushings, but am intimidated on pulling that out at the moment. The little ones are making me appreciate doing projects on the car that don't leave me stranded when I don't finish it in an evening (so...only interior projects these days).

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    Quote Originally Posted by turboedpickup View Post
    I'm hoping it's something straightforward since I went ahead and replaced all the bushings about 2 years ago with OEMs. So hoping for tie rods like you or maybe it's a ball joint?
    Lower Ball Joints were replaced with new OEM when I did the lower control arms. At this point the only thing that hasn't been replaced would be the sway bar and steering rack bushings, along with the inner tie rods. If I bought a new set of upper arms, I'd get new bushings and ball joint included.

    Also thinking HARD about going back to OEM-style motor mounts. All this vibration is getting old FAST.
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    Think I asked this before, but are you using OE swaybar endlinks?

    I removed those engine mounts too, just too much NVH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu jesus View Post
    Think I asked this before, but are you using OE swaybar endlinks?

    I removed those engine mounts too, just too much NVH.
    Sorry, I had missed the question

    I had Supermiata endlinks, but I got rid of them when I got rid of the RB bar. One of the stock endlinks was snapped in the accident, so I got cheap aftermarket OEM-style replacements. They're going to be replaced by actual used OEM units. I'll have to try disconnecting the endlinks again and seeing if the clunk *completely* goes away.
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    I would do that first, disconnect the bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu jesus View Post
    I would do that first, disconnect the bar.
    I did that with the RB bar and the problem seemed to go away at first. I then noted that it would NOT move freely--even when I leaned on it with my body weight!

    It didn't seem to do it at first with the MSM bar back in the car, but it has gotten worse. I also notice it when turning off driveways (when one wheel moves at a time). Do the OEM bushings have to be lubed? I know some they explicitly say not to.
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    Good question on the OE bushings, I don’t know.

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