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Old 06-04-2006, 10:06 PM   #1
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snapping sound while turning?

when i turn(usualy a realy sharp turn) or when i hit a bump just right it the front of the car makes a wierd snapping/clunking sound. ball joints or tierods maybe? what els could it be? and what would happen if i dont replace them for a while(a month or two)?




and i didnt know where to put this so i just stuck it here. lol.
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:25 PM   #2
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Ball joints/tie rods are a good place to start
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:38 PM   #3
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Nah . . most likely the sway bar. a lot of American cars do that. Check the bushings on it.
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:43 PM   #4
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kind of a dumb question but wtf is a sway bar? lol. wheres it at?



ok that was a realy dumb question....
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Old 06-04-2006, 10:48 PM   #5
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I was thinkin balljoints since it was clunking.
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kind of a dumb question but wtf is a sway bar? lol. wheres it at?



ok that was a realy dumb question....
Naw, the sway bar = anti roll bar. It keeps the car more level in cornering. It runs across to both sides
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:48 PM   #7
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Yet another reason to consider not buying the t-bird is what this sounds like.

The sway/anti roll bars will hook up both sides of the suspension and do what witeshark said.
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^where are they at?
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Old 06-05-2006, 08:25 PM   #9
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Thats the best I could do in short time i think its on something japanese
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