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Clunking/Grinding from front wheel/axle/etc.

Old 06-29-2019, 06:32 PM
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Hello everyone,

I am happy owner of a 2012 Scion tC, and new member to this site.

There is a noise that's coming from the front that my mechanic just can't locate. I'm not a mechanic myself, nor do I work on my own car, but I would like to reach out to you for support.

Symptom:
- clunking noise from front
- one "clunk" when I put in in gear/reverse from park, intermittently
- more of a grinding noise when I turn the steering wheel (I had the strut bushings greased which helped a lot, but it sounds like there is still something going on)
- rattle/clunking when driving over small bumps, even more so when I'm also turning
- minor one clunk when I accelerate sharply

Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

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Old 07-01-2019, 03:09 PM
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Are you lowered at all? If so the turn grind could be coil bind. In previous vehicles it's been ball joints. If you're still on the original ones and you have a lot of miles, definitely feasible. The other thing to check out would be mounts, some play in those can cause a lot of weird noises. Any cabin vibrations?
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Are you lowered at all? If so the turn grind could be coil bind. In previous vehicles it's been ball joints. If you're still on the original ones and you have a lot of miles, definitely feasible. The other thing to check out would be mounts, some play in those can cause a lot of weird noises. Any cabin vibrations?
No lowering.

Only 60,000Km on it so far.

Which mounts should I be checking out? I had my mechanic tell me that he yanked on everything that could have movement (wheels, axle, suspension, etc), but found no cause for the noise.

No vibration in cabin. Just noise from the outside.
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I was going to say motor mounts, just to rule them out. Have you recently done the brakes? If you don't transfer over some clips from the factory pads to the new ones it will make the front end sound super broken (ask me how I figured that one out :/)

If there's no play in any of the components and mounts, endlinks, bushings, brakes, etc look good, I would see if you can grease your steering shaft and have the steering linkage inspected. Usually it's something simple, just can be a total pain sometimes to track down.

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