Noise while braking after trip to tire wall

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  1. Mad Hatter

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    After getting the car back form the body/paint shop I had a chance to drive it a bit more, I have a slight clunk when I brake. I have checked the suspension, brakes and A arm several times, but can't seem to see anything wrong, but it makes me a little nervous. All the brake bolts are tight as well as the Coil overs.

    Its more noticeable in traffic were speeds are slow... the clunk occurs as you press the pedal and the brakes start too grab, once you are past the initial "clunk" the brakes feels fine.

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    Front sway bar, Ball joint, Tie rod end. Noise is in the front correct?
     
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    Yes the front.... Will take a look at the sway bar, You reminded me that the BMR sway bars have a weak attachment point. Seen them come loose on other cars. Will take a peak tonight
     
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    Do you have adjustible ARB end-links. Check the jam nut if you do...
     
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    Matthew, make certain the shunt didn't knock a brake pad out of place, jack both sides up and take a long bar / 2x4 and move the tire up and down and fore and aft, check for damaged inner tie rods, rack mounts etc. Don't assume the damage is on the contact side...
     
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    Thanks, will give it a good go-over on the weekend.
     
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    Radiator support. Check sway bar mount points and frame attachment point if aftermarket support is used.


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    Checked almost everything, A arms, sway bar support and links, springs, shock tower and all seems fine, Will pop the brakes off to double check the brake pads.
     
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    Did you ever find the cause?
     
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    Yes! It was the worn mounts for the BMR sway bars. Made new ones up from Teflon and no more noise.

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    Just a note... Had to unload all the suspension to find it... Under load all seemed fine. By unload, I mean take the strut out and disconnect the sway bar etc.
     

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