Who is familiar with control arm problems?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Marc R. Mercer, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. I have a 2002 Accent GS, and for awhile now it will produce loud clunking
    noises between the front wheels - it only does this when I accelerate at a
    90 degree turn from a stop. Having done some research, I'm suspecting either
    the lower control arm or control arm bushings, does this sound sensible? The
    car is so low to the ground, I can't get my hydraulic jack underneath it to
    check things out. I'm going to try to borrow some drive-on ramps. My wiper
    fluid delivery also recently stopped working, might this be related?
     
    Marc R. Mercer, Apr 30, 2004
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  2. Marc R. Mercer

    Speedy Jim Guest

    I have the same year and it clunked for a while but has stopped.
    I too suspected control arms but I haven't dug into it any further.

    Speedy Jim
    http://www.nls.net/mp/volks/
     
    Speedy Jim, Apr 30, 2004
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    hyundaitech Guest

    Does this sound like a cv joint click?
    If it's a suspension noise, it could be just about anywhere.
     
    hyundaitech, Apr 30, 2004
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  4. Marc R. Mercer

    Speedy Jim Guest

    On mine it was a deeper "clunk" that didn't sound like CV.
    Seemed to happen when the front was diving slightly.
    Jim
     
    Speedy Jim, Apr 30, 2004
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  5. Marc R. Mercer

    Jim Vatunz Guest

    mine does it too when i move off the line quicker than normal.
    since i haven't noticed any other effects it doesn't concern me. my
    hunch is that it may be to do with the bolt on sub frame.

    I have a webcam in the tropics
    http://ii.net/~farmerjim/
     
    Jim Vatunz, Apr 30, 2004
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  6. So, 4/30/04 10:53 AM, in article
    , "hyundaitech"
    Not even.
    Yeah. I gotta get this thing up in the air... I'll post what I find out.
     
    Marc R. Mercer, May 1, 2004
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  7. So, 4/30/04 3:52 PM, in article ,
    That's it. Especially a quick takeoff turning right or left. It's definitely
    a deep "clunking."
    It concerns me because it's a very nasty sound, and I can't ignore it.
    Weather permitting, I'm going to figure out a way to hoist my front end
    tomorrow, then I'll post what I find. BTW, I've hit a couple of potholes
    from hell in this car in the last two years... =:-O
     
    Marc R. Mercer, May 1, 2004
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  8. Marc R. Mercer

    Jim Vatunz Guest

    So have I!!!

    I have a webcam in the tropics
    http://ii.net/~farmerjim/
     
    Jim Vatunz, May 1, 2004
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    hyundaitech Guest

    Before putting it up, grab the engine and jerk it from front to rear fairly
    hard. It's possible one of the motor mount bolts is loose.
     
    hyundaitech, May 1, 2004
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  10. So, 5/1/04 11:07 AM, in article
    , "hyundaitech"
    Ah. That's a good suggestion, seeing as how the clunk only is heard when
    hard torque is applied to the drivetrain. But, no; the motor mounts are
    perfect. I did manage to get the car hoisted and crawled underneath, but I
    am ashamed to report that I could find nothing (obviously) amiss. I spent
    about 40 minutes yanking around and visually inspecting things before I
    lowered it and started cleaning up my truck. I haven't given up, though!
     
    Marc R. Mercer, May 2, 2004
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