I have changed both cv joints, new brakes and rotors and calipers. I am
getting a 'thumping' sound in the drivetrain. It is not evident when
the front is jacked up, but really there when a 'load' is on the car.
It is a drivetrain noise that is there even when I shut the car off and
coast. A slight 'out of round' is noticed on the right side of the
wheel hub. The car has 105,000 miles and runs great. Changes tires and
wheels still cannot rid the noise.
If it is clunking noise, yes it could cause your noise. Not sure on how to
check. They should be replaced when you change struts, but they are around
$30.00 so people usually just leave the old ones on, and have clunking noise
from the front end.
The top strut tower on the side that is quiet appears to have some play
in it. Jacked the front end up and applied light pressure under the
tire and the top of the strut does move. Can I still hear the noise on
one side when in fact it may be originating on the 'other' side ?
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