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    front suspension rattle 1999 Deville

    I have a 1999 Deville with a 275 H P northstar . The car has developed a muted front end suspension rattle at slow speed over rough roads . Has anyone else delt with this problem and if so what might it be ? I am thinking either a bushing at the top of the struts or a brake disk rattle . The struts work well and are not leaking , and I have recently replaced all brake discs and roters .
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    Re: front suspension rattle 1999 Deville

    Tie rod links. One on each side - easy replacement. K_C

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    Re: front suspension rattle 1999 Deville

    Thanks KC
    Is this easy for a mechanic to spot when the car is up on the hoist . I had the car in the shop and they could not spot anything that would cause the rattle .
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    Re: front suspension rattle 1999 Deville

    Should not be a problem. Only linkage piece that runs vertically. End bushings go, causing the rattle. Take it to a good alignment shop, they'll sort it out.

    Search in the Suspension Forum for additional info.

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    Re: front suspension rattle 1999 Deville

    did the problem start right after u replaced that stuff?

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    Re: front suspension rattle 1999 Deville

    Look over in the tech tips section
    "Front End Clunk Fixed Easy" worked on mine maybe you can get lucky too.

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    Re: front suspension rattle 1999 Deville

    I would check the sway bar links/bushings or like you said the upper strut mount.

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    Re: front suspension rattle 1999 Deville

    Thanks guys .I took the car to a good front end shop and they replaced the front stabilizer links (both sides) at 150.00 each with 65.00 for labour . The rattle is gone . Hope this helps anyone else with a similar problem .
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    Re: front suspension rattle 1999 Deville

    Those stabilizer links (sway bar links) are often the cause.But it seems like you paid a lot!! $365?

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    Re: front suspension rattle 1999 Deville

    I agree , but it seems everything for a Cadillac costs more . Parts for my Toyota SUV are cheaper . Anyway that is Canadian dollars , I live in Nova Scotia .
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    Re: front suspension rattle 1999 Deville

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberdan3 View Post
    Those stabilizer links (sway bar links) are often the cause.But it seems like you paid a lot!! $365?
    That's what I meant to say. Yes - price a bit steep. Parts aren't that much.

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    Re: front suspension rattle 1999 Deville

    Quote Originally Posted by krimson_cardnal View Post
    Tie rod links. One on each side - easy replacement. K_C
    Are you speaking of the stabilizer bar links up to the strut assembly or tie rods to the steering? I am chasing a low freq rumble in front at low speeds. Can the ride control strut itself be the problem?

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    Re: front suspension rattle 1999 Deville

    My first post here but I'm sure it won't be my last, looks like some good info. My '98 ETC has the clunking noise and from the posts I'm sure it is the sway bar ends as they have a little play. (do all cadillacs do this my 93 sts did the same but I solved the problem by selling it.) What I want to know is this a home garage repair and if so what precautions do I need to take.

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    Re: front suspension rattle 1999 Deville

    I have this same exact problem. I have a 99' Deville Concours. After looking on rockauto for stabilizer bar links, what part do I need? ACDELCO Part # 45G0202 orACDELCO Part # 45G0052? Thanks for the help.

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    Re: front suspension rattle 1999 Deville

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark313 View Post
    I have this same exact problem. I have a 99' Deville Concours. After looking on rockauto for stabilizer bar links, what part do I need? ACDELCO Part # 45G0202 orACDELCO Part # 45G0052? Thanks for the help.

    I did not look up pn's but look at the illustrations, then look at your car's links. I don't know why they have so many that are not right.

    I just did it on my 97 STS. I rate it a 1.5 out of 10. The ends of the links are tapered and stick in the bracket. I used a 2 jaw puller to force them out, a big hammer probably would have worked.

    Just be careful to support the car and jack up both sides evenly. Then there will not be a twist on the stabilizer link which puts tension on the links.

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