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Hello.

I’ve been dealing with a thump from the front left when going over bumps. When I drive over a bump head on with both wheels at the same time then there’s no thump but if I drive over it diagonally with front left wheel going over the bump first then there’s a soft thump.
I’ve had both front strut mounts with bearings replaced. They said that the front right mount was shot but other than that they didn’t find anything unusual.
I don’t know if I’m reaching here. Maybe I’m trying to find an issue when there’s actually no issue.


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Sounds sway bar related due to twisting action, which is different in the two scenarios described.

Most likely bushings, but since struts wee replaced, might be the links, as they would have been disconnected at the strut. The nuts there can back off on their own, after being worked on.

Let it be and see if it gets worse. If either of the above, it will get worse.

What struts did you use? Don't rule them out either.

My guess: Sway bar bushings.
 

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Sounds sway bar related due to twisting action, which is different in the two scenarios described.

Most likely bushings, but since struts wee replaced, might be the links, as they would have been disconnected at the strut. The nuts there can back off on their own, after being worked on.

Let it be and see if it gets worse. If either of the above, it will get worse.

What struts did you use? Don't rule them out either.

My guess: Sway bar bushings.
Struts weren’t replaced. Just strut mounts and bearings.


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Struts weren’t replaced. Just strut mounts and bearings.


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OK, they would have disconnected the links to take the struts out, to do the mounts and bearings.
 

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OK, they would have disconnected the links to take the struts out, to do the mounts and bearings.
I guess I should just let it be and see if it gets worse? Otherwise if the problem is not obvious then I could basically end up replacing every part which is not reasonable.


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I guess I should just let it be and see if it gets worse? Otherwise if the problem is not obvious then I could basically end up replacing every part which is not reasonable.


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Exactly.

What brand of mount and bearing did you use? Is the noise coming from the same side that was bad?
 

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Exactly.

What brand of mount and bearing did you use? Is the noise coming from the same side that was bad?
They used OEM parts. The side that they said was really bad was the passenger side not the one that I hear while sitting at the driver seat. If I let my wife drive and sit on the passenger seat myself then I can’t hear the thump.


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Does it feel like it's under your feet? If so, it's a sway bar bushing.

One fix is to have your wife do all the driving. :)
 
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