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Rattling noise from left front side. 05' WK Limited 4.7

The left front was giving me a clunk noise when make turns at a very slow speed especially when parking. Now, that noise is gone with some lubricant.
Today, I was making a right turn on a rather bumpy road at the speed of 15-20 miles(a 90 degree turn), the left front side has this rattling noise which I felt like some was loose and bumping into each other.

Had a similar right turn while going off the highway and same noise came up. The car is fine going straight even when it is a little bumpy or making a left term. It appears to me that whenever the left front wheel is not holding the majority of the weight (like when a car making the right turn, there is more weight on the right), the noise comes up.

Any idea what could this be?
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:30 AM
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Re: Rattling noise from left front side. 05' WK Limited 4.7

Clunking during turns only would suggest steering related part. Check tie-rods inner/outer could be ball joint. Wheel bearing make whining sound normally under speed during slight turns of wheel but can also clunk. Try jacking suspected side up and pulling wheel/tire in and out, any play? If so bearings probably shot. Same goes for ball joints, can check prybar for play in those. Whichever way you turn, it the outside or oppo side bearing because thats one experiencing the load.

Clunking sounds like BJ though or even sway bar/link and or bushings. What did you grease when it went away? Did you try it again?
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Re: Rattling noise from left front side. 05' WK Limited 4.7

I was having a very similar issue with mine...turns out i loosened a bolt when I was trying to find a mounting location for my catch can...if you look into your wheel-well just above your tire you will see the upper control arm (I think that is what it is) with bushings on either side...try tightening the bolts that go through the bushings, it totally fixed my issue and I had the EXACT same symptoms. you will need to secure inner boly and tighten through engine bay, or vice-versa. hope that helps

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Re: Rattling noise from left front side. 05' WK Limited 4.7

Thank you both. Will do that soon. A lose bolt could be the cause.
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Re: Rattling noise from left front side. 05' WK Limited 4.7

Tighten these circled in RED I am 95% that will fix your issue

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Re: Rattling noise from left front side. 05' WK Limited 4.7

I will do that.. I have the same rattle on washboard type bumps. I think I need some other work done to the front bc on large speed bumps when the strut compresses I also hear almost a groan type sound after the suspension compresses going over the bump. If I take a speed bump at a diagonal angle as opposed to straight on.. it doesn't do it.
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Re: Rattling noise from left front side. 05' WK Limited 4.7

Kennethmt, Did you figure out what the problem was? I'm having the same issue
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