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Right turn "klunk" sound

So, every time I make a right hand turn at an intersection with a low dip, I get this "klunk" sound on the left front tire area. Have had my Indy take a look and he couldn't duplicate sound.

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My first thought -- considering that you didn't tell us mileage or maintenance history -- is also my second thought.

Solution: replace the sway bar bushings and end links. Under $40 in parts and a basic DIY, or $200-$300 depending on the greed of the shop.

The reason the indie can't replicate it is the suspension is unloaded when he raises it to inspect. It's loaded when you are driving it, of course, and in the turn there is an unbalanced load on the sway bar...and when you hit the dip, it's unloaded on the one side for an instant.

If the indie is an MB specialist that should also have been his first thought.

Good luck.




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Mileage and maintenance

OK, it has 105k miles, and was dealer serviced for the first 80k miles, and have an indy that's done the rest. It had the front ball joints and steering knuckle joints replaced by dealer at 60k miles.

Will look into swaybar bushings and end joints.

Thanks!

Now if I could only find the DIY for the ERG hose cleaning...
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