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I have the clunking too. Originally I could kind of feel the clunking under my feet. Replaced the swaybar bushings and linkages and seemed to do it. Clunk is back now. I don't seem to feel it as much under my feet now. But, I had heard you could check the swaybar bushings by disconnecting the linkages and driving, just don't get crazy with the curves, etc.

So, thought I would do that as that is an easy fix if that is what it is.

I just did the upper control arms this summer, and they seem tight and the boots look good on them.

Suspecting it might be the tension strut bushings. Can they have new bushings pressed in or do you have to replace the whole arm?

Other thing I thought is maybe the lower ball joints? Never been done on the car (196K miles) so far as I know. Maybe it is time.

Doing the lowers I would suspect you need at least an alignment check after replacing. What about the tension strut, does that require and alignment? Does not seem to have any adjustments on it so guessing not.
 

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Use this link to diagnose your clunking. No removing stuff and driving necessary. I did this and after replacing the items i found my clunking was gone. You need a friend to turn the steering wheel while you are listening under the car.
http://www.custommagnums.com/forums...ension-self-diagnosis-results.html?highlight=

You will need an alignment if you replace anything suspension arm/ tension strut related. They all work together to position the front wheels.
 

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I have been having the clunk for about six-nine months now. Ended up replacing the upper control arms, whose ball joints were going bad. That seems to have solved it for me.
 

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ive read all the postings and i have changed stabilizer links, upper control arms, strut tension, lower control arm, struts and springs, tie rod ends (outer) and still have clunk....i can say last pieces that need to be changed are lower ball joint, inner tie rod and stabilizer bushing. So I know the feeling of trying to get that clunk to go away....BTW I did all the work myself..have a shop and have never had a vehicle with such front end problems
 

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Could it be a support cross-member somewhere? I had a clunk in my H3, and it has a cross-member at the rear of the engine with a big bushing in it. When I rebuilt my engine, we noticed that the bushing had disintegrated and the whole cross-member would move up and down. Just a thought.
 

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Swaybar BUSHINGS not links

Just wanted to let people know going through this Dodge Magnum / LX platform front end clunking problem as I have, that it was completely cured with new swaybar BUSHINGS.. Earlier I had replaced inner and outer tie rods, swaybar LINKS and the clunking never subsided when going over bumps etc. After reading this forum and a few others I decided to give the swaybar bushings a try. The mechanic who originally inspected the vehicle said they were in great shape and didn't need to be replaced. When I picked up the car, he showed me the old ones and commented they looked fine to him and the replacement probably didn't solve my problem. Well he was wrong. My 2005 Dodge Magnum RT is riding as quiet as my granddaddy's 75' Cadillac Coupe de Ville. Tip Top Magoo!

2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7 RWD
 

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I had the same problem, start replacing the sway bar bushings and end up replacing the lower ball joints, that cure the clunking and all noises, in the process I also replace the links, tension rod, lower control arm and the top control arm.

Also since I was there also replaced the inner and outer tie rods.

I must say that replacing the lower ball joints was a bear, I rented a ball joint service tool but I had to heat it with a torch to het it to start moving.

Next time I would use a machine shop for the ball joints, everything else wasn't that hard.

Now the car drives like a new car and the steering is tight like a young lady ?.

Also new shocks, struts and hubs. Yes this is my baby.
 

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My Maggie had a lot of play in the steering and a clunk when turning or hitting potholes. I took it to get alianed and they said they tightened some bolts. It fixed the issue but now it's back. I'm on a budget so need to do the work myself but dnt know where to start ,please any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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My '07 had only 60K miles on it in 2018 when I parted with it. Really liked the car but after 50K the front end started making it's noises. Read thru the forums and started changing out parts & bushings that I could do in my garage, but it was still clunking. Between that and O2 Sensor wiring issues it was bunch of heartache I wasn't about to spend any more money on. So, I sold her. Got 10 years out of her anyway.
 

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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~JUST TO LET YOU KNOW~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If you have that clunk REPLACE THE SWAY BAR BUSHINGS first it is the cheapest fix and 85% of the time it is the fix. Remember there are 3 different sizes someone earlier in this forum tells what size to get for your model.

I had the clunk that started on drivers side not to long after it was both sides. I had numerous opinions on what it could be, I had even taken the car to dealership for the airbag recall and they do an inspection and give a list of things that need replacing and services needed, I thought for sure there was going to be a shock, strut, ball joint, and or bushing that was bad but no. They did say motor mounts had collapsed which I already knew. I even questioned the service manager "are you sure nothing in the front end suspension?" He said nope it all looks good then asked me why I thought something was bad, knowing better to give the problem to them I just said the car is 16 years old and has high miles. He said do you want me to re-rack the car and look again ? I said YES. He came back and said they couldn't find anything bad or worn to the point of needing replacing soon.That was 6 months ago.
After getting tired of turning the stereo up so I couldn't hear it and being embarrassed because everyone in a parking lot could hear it I came to this forum. I read every post on front suspension and front end noises I read this thread twice. I decided since I was going to do motor mounts might as well do sway bar bushings also. That was a month ago. She drives like a Mercedes and not a single sound from the cars suspension !!
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread...
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Looking for input. I've replaced every suspension part, and ball joints on my '08 Magnum SXT twice to get rid of that darn rattle. The problem all along has always been the front sway bar links. I'll put on brand new MOOG links and the car sounds like it's falling apart even over the most ridiculously small bump. I've replaced the front sway bar links 5 times, and at best they may last a month before the rattle comes back. I know it's the links, because I unbolt them and the rattle disappears. The last set I could grease and that would quiet the noise some. I've also replaced the sway bar bushings (and yes the right size).

Also, it rattles on the driver's side more than passenger side. Could my sway bar be bent???

Does anyone else have this problem? I see there are a couple of aftermarket heavy duty links, but they're $200, which is nuts. If I new they'd bring this problem to a close I'd consider paying for Dodge's design flaw that should be recalled in my opinion.

Thoughts, suggestions? Why do brand new links still rattle like crazy?
 

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I replaced the entire front suspension a year ago with Detroit axle components, lately I have been hearing some clunking on occasion. I am trying to figure out if the outside temp has an effect on it, sorry for not providing an answer but if I find anything I will share.
 

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I replaced the entire front suspension a year ago with Detroit axle components, lately I have been hearing some clunking on occasion. I am trying to figure out if the outside temp has an effect on it, sorry for not providing an answer but if I find anything I will share.
I think I'm going to try BWoody Performance Heavy Duty Sway Bar End Links. No more ball joint in sway bar links that rattle since I'm certain that's my ongoing problem.
 
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