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Clunky noise. 2008 cadillac dts. Replaced the strut assembly…

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Clunky noise Mechanic's Assistant:...

Clunky noise

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Cadillac?

2008 cadillac dts

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your DTS yourself? What have you tried so far?

Replaced the strut assembly with a complete kit from strut masters both front. new front sway bar bushings, new front sway bar links, new front tie rod ends both sides

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Still clunk when accelerating from stop or a quick break or when you turn

Mechanic's Assistant: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the fuel filters?

The oem transmission and has always been serviced every 30k car has 100k

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Cadillac Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago
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Cadillac Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

Does it seem to be coming from a specific side?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have looked all over the internet for the answer I see a lot of Cadillac’s have front end popping noises that vary
Cadillac Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

Does noise seem to be from one specific side?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Possibly drivers side / middle it’s Very hard 2 say
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Like when you gas the car from a stop it goes clunk
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
When you break hard it does it
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it does it when you are in full turn front & reverse
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Just a single pop/clunk
Cadillac Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 4 months ago

It sounds like either a worn axle or ball joint, everything else related has been replaced. It sounds more like a axle then a ball joint but I'd consider replacing both at the same time. You can get a lower control arm and axle off ebay for a reasonable price so I'd consider replacing both at the same time. Let me know if you have more questions, thanks.

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