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    Quote: Originally Posted by s.wood View Post
    Let me tell you , if you ordered aftermarket bushings and they are not the right size the noise will still be there...apparently after market states 3 different sizes, i put a pair on and the noise went away for a day then it started clunking on both sides. so i went to the dealer and bought a pair and the noise went away, ...its been a couple of months now....hope this helps
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    Just this morning I took BLUE to the alignment shop to install both inner and outter tie rods both sides and had ONE Tension Strut that the bushing was so bad, it had elongated the hole in the arm so I just bought the whole tension strut and then it will be aligned!



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    lets make this fun

    upper control arm is also a possibility



    YouTube - Upper control arm clunk? (Dodge magnum)

    althought this is the SPC adjustable
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    Quote: Originally Posted by viper3ez View Post
    lets make this fun

    upper control arm is also a possibility



    YouTube - Upper control arm clunk? (Dodge magnum)

    althought this is the SPC adjustable

    That upper control arm "clunk" actually looked and sounded like bad tie rods.




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    well hears a question for all will this issue cause vibrations (kind of like the wheel is going to fall off) or is that something else?
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    Anytime you have loose or worn suspension components, vibrations can be an issue.




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    First time post here.

    I googled "front end noise dodge magnum" and this thread came up. I replaced my sway bar bushings with new ones from Moog. The ones I replaced weren't cracked, but severely warped. As you can see by the photo, the original's hole is oval shaped.

    Whole install took 20mins and only required a 13mm for the sway bar bracket and a smaller socket (I forget the size) to remove the guard.

    I no longer have any noise when I happen over a pothole or manhole cover. Not sure what caused the warping (maybe just normal wear?), but I will be taking it in for alignment just to be sure everything is in order.

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    - My 06 R/T has the 1.06in thick sway bar, there is three sizes for magnums. 1in, 1.06, and 1.18.
    I assume it's 1in for base/SXT models
    1.06in for R/T and
    1.18in for SRT8.

    Be sure to buy the correct size bushings as there is three sizes - if you aren't sure measure the sway bar with a set of calipers(most auto stores have them to borrow).

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    Needed this info
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    I have a 07 sxt i have replaced the upper and lower control arms the whole strut assembly still have the noise and vibration guess i will be replacing the bushings next. does anyone know what the correct diameter bushing that i need?
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    [QUOTE=s.wood;631587]I have been hearing a clunking noise in the car on the right side going over pot holes and so fourth,now i hear it on both sides..the clunk is annoyin..i took it to a front end shop and he said everything was tight..im reading other posts and people are saying sway bar bushings..which seems to be the cheaper way, and others are saying definitely tension struts..my question to that is "what are tension struts"? is it the struts itself..

    How many miles on the car? I just had to replace my shocks,struts and the bushings were shredded. Clunking noise gone! LOL it only cost about $1100. Of course I had them lower it at the same time so that added about another $400 onto it!
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    137000 miles I drive a lot lol... I am gonna order the bushings and the sway bar links I just need the correct diameter on the bushings.
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    If it helps I have replaced my upper control arms twice since May (mevotech warranty....will NEVER use mevotech parts again btw), swaybar endlinks in May, inner & outter tie rod ends in early June, tension struts in September 2012 and again at the end of August this year (oddly enough they were mevotech), struts & shocks in September 2012 (only 25000kms on them), and all remaining bushings in April and I STILL have a clunking when I go over small bumps or manholes. To make it even wierder the clunk seems to be speed dependant with it being louder when moving slowly but feeling harder when travelling faster. At this stage the ONLY thing I can think of is a broken motor mount (REALLY hoping that isn't it) and I am actually going to the shop this afternoon for a full bumper to bumper inspection. Told the guy I want to know EVERYTHING that might be wrong with the car. Where does one start to look when EVERY moving part in the suspension have been replaced?
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    so far so good replaced the stabilizer links and bushings yesterday clunking noise has gone away. fyi the diameter of sway bar on a sxt is 1"
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    I have the 3.5L. I see rock auto on has raybestos brand bushings. I checked eBay and they have the moog ones, but the damn description doesn't even say what size they are or to which model magnum it fits. Can someone who has ordered these moog ones for sxt post the exact part number please?


    I'm hoping this fixes my clunk on right side. I want to start simple/less costly first. If I replace these and clunk still there. Then I will move on. Will likely check tire for horizontal play to see if tire rods might be worn also. I'm pushing about 85,000 miles with nothing on suspension ever changed. Its about that time huh? Lol
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    just today im finally getting around to ordering new sway bar end link for right side. the moog problem solver one with grease fitting.


    https://www.rockauto.com/catalog/mor...php?pk=1377897


    better late than never..lol hopefully this will fix my clunk sound as we nailed it to my right side being bad. checked it while raised in the air.
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