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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 02-15-2008, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Front hollow clunking sound

The front suspension makes a hollow pop or clunking sound. I know many on the forum have experienced the problem. I found out what mine is. One of the tie rods is bad. The dealership (Performance Dodge/Jeep) is replacing it under warranty. If you have this problem check your rack! (o)(o)
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On yours it may have been the tie rod, but others here have found it to be the bushings.

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Can someone post a pic of a tie rod?

I have the hollow clunk & have an apt for new bushings on Mon.

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I have the same noise coming from the front of my Commander whenever i hit bumps. Do you think it is possible that i might need to replace those parts specified in the last few posts. I only have 9,000 miles on my commander and its an 07.




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I have the same noise coming from the front of my Commander whenever i hit bumps. Do you think it is possible that i might need to replace those parts specified in the last few posts. I only have 9,000 miles on my commander and its an 07.
It's very possible. I've been hearing that noise since aprx 2K miles.
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For what it is worth I had my sway bar end links/bushings replaced a week or 2 ago and the noise is gone. I had the front popping noise since 2000 - 3000 miles. It took some work to get the dealer to do it but it is back to like new as far as the ride again.
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For what it is worth I had my sway bar end links/bushings replaced a week or 2 ago and the noise is gone. I had the front popping noise since 2000 - 3000 miles. It took some work to get the dealer to do it but it is back to like new as far as the ride again.
Good to hear.

Mine's in the shop as we speak ...err type... I hope my problem is solved as well.
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couple questions...
When do you hear the noise? I hear something when I turn the steering wheel sometimes.

Did you run into any problems with the dealership due to the lift?

Thanks!
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couple questions...
When do you hear the noise? I hear something when I turn the steering wheel sometimes.

Did you run into any problems with the dealership due to the lift?

Thanks!
Not certain if this is directed at me.

I hear it when running over bumpy road, speed bumps, pot holes. The susp just does not sound tight. It's pretty sad when my wifes FX35 can handle rougher terrain than my "Trail Rated" Jeep.

The dealer installed the lift, so no issues from that direction.
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