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Hi, I am a fairly proficient DIYer and I recently changed the right front lower control arm and steering knuckle on my 2004 TL to fix a pull to the right, which it did. However, I now have a clunking noise which sounds like it is coming from under the front passenger seat at speeds between 30-60 km/hr. It does not seem to get worse when going over bumps or steering one way or another.

I thought it could be that I forgot to tighten something but I went through and tightened everything again. The strut is tight top and bottom and when I get underneath the car everything seems to be tight (nothing clunks or rattles when I move things).

Has anyone else had this problem? If so what can you suggest to find a solution to this dilemma. I am in need of some assistance as it is a frusrating sound.

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If your car was in the shop, the first thing I'd do is have someone bounce on the car to see if the noise appeared. Next, put the car on ramps (with the weight still on the wheels), and go underneath with a rubber mallet and tap around to see if anything made a noise. Finally, inspect all of the suspension carefully for rub marks, as an indicator that two metal surfaces are making contact, where they shouldn't be.

Next, put the wheels in the air (as in load off the suspension, jacking by the frame), and wiggle the wheels around to see if there's any play in any direction.

I'm betting that one of the above will yield some sort of result, but let me know either way.....if you can't find anything with the above tests, we'll puzzle it out some more. Good luck! :)
 
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