: rattling noise from front suspension?



STS-4000
07-11-13, 05:59 PM
Sup guys, I was driving car earlier today when I couldn't help but hear a rattle noise from the front left side on my car every time I run over a small pothole or bump in the road. Could it possibly be that my front strut has gone bad?

dkozloski
07-11-13, 06:59 PM
You probably drove over a curb, tore up the plastic undertray, and now it's hanging loose.

curtc
07-11-13, 07:28 PM
I would at least inspect the lower control arm bushings while you check out the splash shield, they're known to fail.

STS-4000
07-11-13, 10:31 PM
Hmm okay. I'll jack the car up to have a look at everything this weekend. thanks for your input guys.

ddalder
07-12-13, 01:35 AM
There is also a bulletin that applies to the 2005-07 STS regarding the spring cushion position. Your complaint fits the description, but there are specific criteria used to determine if the bulletin applies. I'm not sure if these are posted on AllData or not. The bulletin is #PIC5144 should you have access somewhere to view this.

EChas3
07-12-13, 09:33 PM
The car's age supports Curt's diagnosis.

WMG/STS
07-17-13, 04:44 PM
Just had mine replaced its the inner tie rod cost me a total of $150 to replace.

1BadCadSTS
07-17-13, 04:50 PM
LCAs my vote

REALTORBENJAMIN
09-19-13, 01:12 AM
me too. I get it at certain speeds... seems to go away between 70-120km/h