instability and noise under the car even though shock absorbers have been changed.what do i do?

Asked by Nov 29, 2008 at 05:53 AM about the 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

VIN:3vwsk69m32m059956 last serviced at action automotive at 8150 Richmond Highway,Alexandria,VA 22309

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you're not providing enough information to make a diagnosis

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your not providing enough info but my 99 jetta that has 144k miles the lower control arm bushing went bad and the car was making clunking noise (sounding like a loose bowling ball in frnt) only when going over rough road also when parking the veh either going in reverse or forward it felt like the suspension was loose

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Yea, you need to supply some more information here as it could be any number of issues.

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an '02 Jetta is getting old enough that just about anything rubber in the suspension is due for a change. This would include the lower control arm bushings, the stabilizer bar bushings, and the strut mount/bearings. Next would be the rear axle bushings. Once you get all these changed, handling will be like new or better (depending on choice of parts).

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not nessessaraly, i have an 01 and everything is fine.. get the front axles checked out, Mk4's are known for front suspension probs like that...does it make a noise all the time or only when you turn in a certian direction?

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