Light clunking sound from both front wheels
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    Light clunking sound from both front wheels

    Whenever I go over bumps in the road, I hear a slight clunk sound like metal hitting metal from both of the front wheels. Certain bumps in the road don't cause it, but the majority of cracks in the pavement or other smaller bumps will. Any ideas on what it could be?

    I remember it happening before on my Cobalt, and it was an issue with the control arm. I don't know much about the suspension on the cruze though.

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    Pull the front wheels off. Could be stabilizer bar ends. They are plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealHip View Post
    Pull the front wheels off. Could be stabilizer bar ends. They are plastic.
    Once I pull the wheels off are they easy to spot?

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    Yes. They are a plastic bar that runs vertically from the back side of the strut to the sway bar.
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    You can get metal Moog ones off Amazon for ~$16 a piece (you need two) and they aren't super difficult to install. Just did mine last night.

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    Did you ever figure it out? I have same problem but have replaced links to moog

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    It's a long shot, but is the swaybar loose?
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    Obvious wear points that make noise:
    Stabilizer bar end links, already mentioned.
    Control arm pivot bushings.
    Stabilizer bar mounting bushings.
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