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Front end clunking

I have a slight clunking from the front end. I understand it is hard to know what it could be, but what is normally the first thing that gets worn in the front end?

My Commander has around 60k miles. Its a 2009.

From my experience these type of noises can be hard to locate just using hand force.....
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Sway bar bushings, cheap to replace also. Mine were gone at 30,000 miles

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Mine was doing the same thing at 70,000miles. Changed out the sway bar bushings and the clunk is gone.

New bushings - $42.00 from the dealer.
New bushing brackets - $45.00 from the dealer.

You may not need the brackets if the have the center rib in them. Mine were the flat brackets. (2006)

It was a pretty easy job.

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Sway bar end links and sway bar bushings!




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Thanks. I just ordered sway bar links and the bushings.
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I have a slight clunking from the front end. I understand it is hard to know what it could be, but what is normally the first thing that gets worn in the front end?

My Commander has around 60k miles. Its a 2009.

From my experience these type of noises can be hard to locate just using hand force.....
My 2007 XH had more like a banging noise from the front, mostly I recognised it in low speeds. Sometimes I didn't hear it for a while, then it could repeat like 5 times in a row. Based on replies on various Forums it was supposed to be for sure whatever shaft/rod/bushing/jadajada. They fixed it during my 100k service, I'd never guessed it, it was a leaking Turbo intake!

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There's a brace that attaches to the top of the front differential, it has a rubber bushing in it that goes bad, that was the source of my clunking.

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I replaced the sway bar bushings and stabilizer bars and now no more clunking!! Thanks guys!
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I just had my commander looked at for the same reasons. The shop said it was the sway bar bushings and links. Still waiting to pick up from shop.
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HEAD6119, When you replaced the rubber Bushing in the brace at the top of the front differential, did you put that in yourself or someone at a shop? I have the same issue with what you're describing and also with the sway bar. I want to do the work myself if possible. Thanks for the help!!!
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