Hard Knock on front p side 2012 Hyundai Elantra limited while hitting holes

Asked by Sep 27, 2019 at 05:16 PM about the 2012 Hyundai Elantra Limited Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

♤I tried to search specific year and issue
before i started a new thread and didnt
find anything. If i am wrong i appoligize in
advance.♤
Now, backstory..
I bought this car (2012 Hyundai elantra
limited 30k miles) near Pittsburgh,Pa
(used) in 2015. When I test drove it i didn't
notice clunking over holes and dips. They
showed me like 1k in work that was just
done to it and I was cool. They said it was
a trade in. Now, this is a main dealership,
not a used car place. When i got home
(worse roads where I am), at any speeds,
and it is pretty hard hitting (like almost no
suspension sound) while driving over
bumps. Only happens on passenger side
front.

I took the car back several times and the
dealership was unable to replicate sound
(Again, paved roads there). On 3rd visit,
they kept it for 3 days(found nothing) I
went back up and drove with service kid to
show him but, could only mildly replicate
sound randomly. Out of frustration, I just
gave up. Got tired of taking days off and
sitting up there forever.

Note: Though, I didn't catch on to this
when I bought it, I remember service
manager telling finance guy that this car
couldnt get an extended warranty. Should
have been a red flag. I know they knew this
car had issues prior to buying it and they
wanted to get away from it asap. I should
have turned into for lemon law but got
lazy.

Ok, Here is what I know.
1. Carfax clean no wrecks
2.I was recently told it was struts (during a
diff serv station inspection)- I just replaced
it with a quick strut all in one. *It didn't fix it
*
3.Then, I noticed sway bar retainer on the
boot came off, so, I replaced the sway bar
and the sway bar bushing (I read they go
bad too and cause this issue)Now, I just
got done putting all that stuff back on and
figured, I got it now! Nope
Test drove it again and seemed to not be
as bad, but it is still loud and seriously
messed up.
4.Then, i checked the wheel hub, no play or
noise while suspended in the air
5.After more research, I ran out of things to
check. I looked over all boots, seals,
bushings and nothing else seems wrong.
No rocks, branches or forgein objects
lodged anywhere. I just dont understand it.
Someone please help me with this I am
nutting out.lol
I am passing down to my son when he
graduates this year and wanna have it
fixed before he gets it.

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