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Sunfire front end "clunk"
The latest trial and tribulation (in a long list of such) is a clunking noise coming from mostly the front left side when going at very slow speeds over rough surfaces or sharp bumps.
The mechanic I took it to thought initially it would be a broken bolt on the anti-sway bar, but it was not. He then found a TSB that said the rack and pinion might be the culprit. Since I'd been hearing a click or knocking sound when turning the steering wheel back and forth while the car was sitting still (or when turning at slow speeds) this made sense to me so I had 'em do it (to the tune of $1,000!!).
They insist that nothing else was loose or abnormally worn. But the clunking noise (which sounds like the suspension is about to come unglued from the front end) persists. The steering (play in the wheel, directional stability, etc...) seems much better (it should be!) but the little clicking or knocking noise is still there when I turn the wheel.
Any ideas anyone??? I'm desperate. Owning this car is a lot like being Mrs. Kravitz on the old sit-com "Bewtiched". Remember how she was the only one that would ever witness Samantha doing her witchcraft, but by the time she dragged her husband over to peek in the Stevens' window to witness it, Samantha (or one of her relatives) had zapped everything back to normal. Then Mr. Kravitz would give Mrs. Kravitz that condescending look that told her he thought she was crazy or making the whole thing up.
Well, my car is Samantha, I'm Mrs. Kravitz, and every mechanic I've taken it to has given me that look.