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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, rattling noise from front suspension? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Sup guys, I was driving car earlier today when I couldn't help but hear a rattle noise from the front ...
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    rattling noise from front suspension?

    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?

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    Re: rattling noise from front suspension?

    You probably drove over a curb, tore up the plastic undertray, and now it's hanging loose.
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    I would at least inspect the lower control arm bushings while you check out the splash shield, they're known to fail.
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    Re: rattling noise from front suspension?

    Hmm okay. I'll jack the car up to have a look at everything this weekend. thanks for your input guys.

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    Re: rattling noise from front suspension?

    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.

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    Re: rattling noise from front suspension?

    The car's age supports Curt's diagnosis.

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    Re: rattling noise from front suspension?

    Just had mine replaced its the inner tie rod cost me a total of $150 to replace.

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    Re: rattling noise from front suspension?

    LCAs my vote

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    Re: rattling noise from front suspension?

    me too. I get it at certain speeds... seems to go away between 70-120km/h

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