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    Quote Originally Posted by pioneer1 View Post
    Get an auto stethoscope and try jacking up the car just enough to get a Pry bar under the tire with a block of wood for leverage under the Pry bar, then have some one pry up on the tire as you listen to the lower ball joints and the ball joints of the upper control arms.. I bet its the upper control arm ball joints..
    I'll have to take another look at the upper control arm again I suppose. The noise isn't so bad anymore since replacing the sway bar end links. So if that is indeed the culprit, I'll probably let it go for a while. Because I'd have to get both upper control arms to match because of the updated design and then have yet another alignment. The strange thing is that the noise still goes away 100% if I drag the brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Santa Tom LaBelle View Post
    Yup. Wiggly little pads right front. See it all the time.

    However, you wear them down enough the rattle stops (Yikes). Need a brake job.
    I replaced the front rotors/pads/spring clips about 7,000 miles ago. Everything that has to do with the brakes now seems tight and as it should be. Maybe I should try buying new spring clips again just to see since they're really cheap idk

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    Under braking if not the brake assembly itself or lower ball joint, did you check the bushing in the lower arm or the bushing where the strut mounts to it? Since my sway bar bushings install, mine is still all quiet.
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    Just sayin - re torquing everything is free.
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    I went ahead and retorqued the strut tower brace like you said and there was no change. Everything else checks tight as well. I even replaced the pad spring clips again with no change. At this point, I'm thinking it's in the steering rack. The new inner tie rod is still tight, yet there appears to be possible radial play in the end of the passenger side of the steering rack. It's as if an internal slide bushing for the steering rack has gone bad (this is just my speculation, I'm not sure as to exactly what's inside this steering rack). I will probably bring it to my local front end specialist shop for a professional opinion before I consider dropping the cash for a new steering rack/another alignment.
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    Firestone has lifetime alignments..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pioneer1 View Post
    Firestone has lifetime alignments..
    I've heard of this! The nearest firestone to me is an hour and a half away though sadly

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabbas View Post
    The sway bar links are cheap. I would do those at the same time.
    End links and the center bushings. Cheap and shut my front end up instantly! I didn't have to do anything else.
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    Beware the lifetime alignment

    Not everyone is even capable of a full alignment on these vehicles. I purchased a lifetime on a shop that could. Two years later they closed the doors and sold out, and the new owners don't recognize the previous agreement.

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    Just get the MOOG Problem Solver complete front end kit! Comes with a pair of upper and lower control arms, as well as inner and outer tie rods! Problem solved!! lol

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