2003 Mercury Mountaineer clunking sound from the front
I have a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer that is making a loud clunking sound when I back out of places. I recently took it to get an estimate & was told that it was the axle, when I took it back in for the repair they called me back & said that the axle was not the problem, it was actually the bearings & sensor on the driver side (they replaced them) after I got my truck home & backed out of the driveway the clunking noise was still there. After a very heated phone call the agreed to pick the truck up & fix the issue with no extra cost & they even put me in a rental (2weeks) while they figured it out. They replaced the axle (still noise), transfer case (still noise), drive shaft yolk (still noise), differential (still noise) & it seems like he told me another part. He called me & said "I hate to say we failed but we failed we can't figure it out & we can't fix it. I previously had both axles, bearings, hubs & ball joints replaced. Please help!!
Engine and or transmission mounts? Sway bar links and or bushings? Tie rod ends? Not sure if the mountaineer has a rack n pinion steering or conventional steering box with idler and pitman arms, either way the rack could be loose if it has one.
Thank you so much for the advice. They never mentioned checking any of this so I am assuming this is going to be pricey.
No actually, the things on my list are probably cheaper than anything you've fixed so far. I would take it to another shop and get a second opinion.
I will, Thank you again :)
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