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Please Help...clunking noise in front end

Hi everyone, i am experiencing a weird clunking noise in the front end of my car. I would appreciate any help or guidance towards troubleshooting this issue but please read the ENTIRE post before commenting.

So heres how it started:
I was coming home on about a 45 minute drive and i heard a single clunk noise when going over a bump slowly. I didnt think anything of it because im on coilovers and well, they make noise sometimes. I then was driving highway speeds for a while and there were no noises. As i got back into town it was almost like every bump i hit, even small ones you can barely feel, would make a clunking noise in the RIGHT FRONT of the vehicle.The left side was making no noises.

I pulled over on the side of the road and rocked the car back and forth...No noise. I pressed up and down on the right front...No noise. So i just drove home (still making clunking noises) and figured i would try to figure it out today.

This morning i tried to figure it out and here is a list of what ive done so far:
-Jacked it up (there was a strange creaking sound when i lifted the right front end)
-Wiggled the tire back and forth...No noises
-Checked coilover spring...it was tight
-Checked top mounting bolts on coilover...All tight
-Checked End link...Tight
-Released the jack (made another creaking noise on the way down)
-Rocked the car and pressed up and down on front end...No noises
-Drove it around the block...Still making clunking sounds!

Im just puzzled as to what it could be. Thanks in advance for any help

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-Corksport SRI
-Corksport CBE w/ Racepipe
-JBR Rear Camber Arms
-BC Coilovers
-XXR 531 18x8.5/9.5 +35

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 11:27 AM
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might be the dust boot rubbing against the spring
mine makes those noises and the boot is torn to shit lol

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No i checked its not that. Its more of a hard hitting sound. Almost as if the entire coilover is loose but its not.

Current Mods:
-Parking Light Delete
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-OEM Fogs Installed Also w/ 8000k
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-Corksport SRI
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-JBR Rear Camber Arms
-BC Coilovers
-XXR 531 18x8.5/9.5 +35

Future Mods:
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-Front Lip
-MOAR LOW

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I had the same problem. And I know you said you checked it, but mine ended up being the top nut for the front strut. It felt tight when quickly checked but after really giving it a good snug, I felt it start to twist and now my problem is gone.

If it's not that, then another thing I read was maybe the side engine mount? I didn't look into it much because I needed up finding my problem but maybe that's something to look into.


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I had the same problem. And I know you said you checked it, but mine ended up being the top nut for the front strut. It felt tight when quickly checked but after really giving it a good snug, I felt it start to twist and now my problem is gone.

If it's not that, then another thing I read was maybe the side engine mount? I didn't look into it much because I needed up finding my problem but maybe that's something to look into.
this. i had this exact same issue.


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I had the same problem. And I know you said you checked it, but mine ended up being the top nut for the front strut. It felt tight when quickly checked but after really giving it a good snug, I felt it start to twist and now my problem is gone.

If it's not that, then another thing I read was maybe the side engine mount? I didn't look into it much because I needed up finding my problem but maybe that's something to look into.
Alright, i checked over that again and it was tight. Couldnt even budge it with the hex key in and i looked closley and the nut is as far tight as it can get because it is stopped by the camber plate at a certain point.

Also i checked the motor mount not it.

here is a video of what is sounds like in the car. Its a lot more noticeable in person of course

BC coilover noise in car - YouTube

and here is a noise i noticed when applying pressure to the coilover and compressing it. Doesnt seem like the same noise but they could be related...Maybe

BC coilover noise - YouTube

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Its driving me nuts!!!

Current Mods:
-Parking Light Delete
-DDM 8000k HID Headlights
-OEM Fogs Installed Also w/ 8000k
-LED Interior Lighting
-Blacked Out Emblems
-SURE AGS 621g Shift knob
-GripROYAL Royal Class Steering Wheel w/ Quick Release
-Corksport SRI
-Corksport CBE w/ Racepipe
-JBR Rear Camber Arms
-BC Coilovers
-XXR 531 18x8.5/9.5 +35

Future Mods:
-Corksport RMM Inserts
-Front Lip
-MOAR LOW

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Same issue w Mazda3 2014

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Alright, i checked over that again and it was tight. Couldnt even budge it with the hex key in and i looked closley and the nut is as far tight as it can get because it is stopped by the camber plate at a certain point.

Also i checked the motor mount not it.

here is a video of what is sounds like in the car. Its a lot more noticeable in person of course

BC coilover noise in car - YouTube

and here is a noise i noticed when applying pressure to the coilover and compressing it. Doesnt seem like the same noise but they could be related...Maybe

BC coilover noise - YouTube

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Its driving me nuts!!!

How did that end up? Were you able to find the problem and fix it?

I am getting the same problem with my Mazda 3 2014. That clunky noise in the same place. It's driving me crazy. I took it to the dealer service 2 weeks ago... they changed the suspenssion bases and the problem remained...
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@MazdaFox Did you check the sway bar link cuz mine was making the same noise the first time I tried putting my springs in...I thought it was tight but you have to have either a wrench or alenkey holding it while tightening

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I have a similar noise, I discover that it's coming from the cv axle, the part that connects with the transmission feels a little loose, I think the seal it's getting bad
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i have the same noise... 2012 sky sedan.
dealer replaced TMM and noise persisted
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