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Old 12-19-2012, 07:12 PM   #1
hueyhy
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Could alignment work bring in clunking noise?

Done my control arm and tie rod end replacement yesterday.
after that I immediately drove to a alignment shop and done the alignment.

while I was driving to there, there's no clunking IIRC

Today when I drove the car I found there's clunking in the front when have small bumps on the road.


my question is, is it because some loose nuts/bolts (maybe because when I tighten them, the car is not loaded)
or it might be caused by the guy doing the alignment?

(I have a camber plate, and he adjust it by loosen the three bolts holding the strut mount to the chasis, and smack the top )

Where could I check?

another thing I could think of is, when I put on the control arm, I tightened the bushing bracket first, and then the ball joints. I don't know if this is a wrong sequence and don't know if this could cause loose nuts when the car is loaded.
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