Worn out front shocks and struts will make a clunking noise when you go over small box. The strut may actually allows the tire to hit the fender well.
loose or bad u joints.
Clunking/knocking sound felt though steering wheel and floor when turning and going over bumps at low speeds.
check your stabilizer links as well as your sway bar bushings. the sway bar bushings might look ok but what happens is the hole gets egg shapped causes clunkinking noise s going over bumps. just had the same problem in my shop. 2002 dodge caravan.
A lot of times the grinding sound that is heard when going over bumps is actually the car scraping the cement. If it is not a serious problem then the best thing to do would be to drive slow over the bumps.
It's either something loose or something worn out. I'd start with the shocks then look at the ball joints.
clunking noise while going over bumps or the greese fitting on the ball joint is no longer visible or flush with the ball joint housing
If the Saturn Vue is anything like the Saturn ION, chances are it's the front sway bar bushings. A design flaw caused them to wear out prematurely. This causes a clunking noise when going over bumps. It is also very possible that it is a front control arm bushing. Start with the sway bar bushings (since they are cheap) then check the control arm bushings.
* Clunking Noise Over Bumps PROBABLE CAUSEREMEDY Loose shock absorber mountings. Tighten nuts, or replace bushings. Loose strut mounting nut. Tighten or replace mounting nut. Worn shocks or struts. Replace struts or shocks. Deteriorated suspension bushings. Replace bushings.http://www.thepartsbin.com/suspension-steering.html
Possably the struts!!!!
Sounds like a Ford, Lincoln, Mercury product if so advise more info and we can go through it.
Hi I'm Patrick and I have a 1994 Plymouth Acclaim and that annoying clunking sound is coming from the rear wheels there's a bar that runs down the middle of the rail that holds the wheels together and when you go over a bump that bar smacks the canal it sits in and makes that sound so I just got my welder out and welded it to the canal to keep it from smacking.
worn stabilizer end link, worn stabilizer bushings, worn control arm bushings, worn strut mount, worn ball joints. Take your pick