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Here's a shot in the dark . . I also own a '93 Mazda MPV, and the front end makes a lot of dull clunking rattling noises over bumps. Can anyone tell me what needs replacement? I took a quick look underneath, but didn't see much out of the ordinary . . ball joints looked okay I think, some worn sway bar bushings, but beyond that I didn't go much further. The shocks and struts fairly new. I've heard this noise before on other cars, but never knew what causes it. Any ideas?
Well, I broke down today and bought a Haynes manual for the van. Looks like I gotta replace the control arm and another piece called a compression rod. If you put those 2 pieces together, you'd end up with something similar to an E36 control arm, only with more nuts and bolts I guess simplicity wasn't a compelling factor in Mazda's design