something lode on left front side

Asked by Oct 12, 2013 at 10:21 AM about the 1989 Dodge Raider

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when i hit a bump or go over a rough road i can here something lose on left front side. i can't find it. i changed ball joints,control arm shaft and wheel bearings. it still makes a noise/looseness, i don't see anything lose when you bounce the vehicle. any suggestions? laserus7@yahoo

6 Answers


Did you check the brake pad springs, they might be missing or broken allowing the pad to rattle in the holder.

no they are ok almost new caliper. must be suspension or steering since it happens when hit a bump. something is pretty loose somewhere. i'm having trouble finding it. 2.6 engine, manual transmission, auto hub 4x4.

it's up front somewhere. wondering if it could be transfer case,a mount, drivetrain or maybe cv axle?


check your sway bar bushings. they will do this very thing.


How about shock bushings?

sway bar has new bushings, Right shock is new. Left shock seems ok.

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