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Hello. Usually this symptom is caused by bad stabilizer bar bushings.
It sounds like all that's left is the struts! When you replaced the mounts, how did the spring look?
I have seen coil springs fail before. I have seen them crack, and also just get weak and sag. I suspect that the shorter one is either sagging, or possibly a piece broke off and came out. I would suggest replacing the strut as an assembly. I have on many many occasions seen struts cause strange clunks and other odd sounds going over bumps.
Is the side that's making the noise the one that's also lower than the other side?
if you removed the nut and the strut fell, then that strut is doing absolutely no absorbing of any shock at all. That strut is in definite need of replacing and quite possibly why your getting a clunk. If you were to try to quickly press a good working shock down,(as would happen when going over a bump), you'd notice that it takes a lot of effort to do so. I am not talking about gently compressing the shock, but quickly. hopefully I said that in a way that makes sense.
if you had a bad hub bearing, you'd notice a moaning/groaning sound while in motion. That wouldn't cause the clunk over bumps like your getting. Now that you mention a shock that falls flat on it's face, I'm pretty confident that your new shocks will resolve the issue.
Please let me know if that helps at all. I want to make sure that you get the answer you came here for. Thank you.
Great. I look forward to hearing from you. Keeping my fingers crossed.