Suspension Clunking suspension noise

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  1. krushmoto

    krushmoto New Member

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    When I go over any bumps I'm getting a clunking noise from the rest suspension. Read multiple recommendations that it's the sway bar bushing, replaced w/ urethane and it's still there. Not as bad but still there. Then read I should replace the sway bar links. Nope, it's still clunking.
    Any other suggestions?

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  2. wmwny

    wmwny Well-Known Member

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    rear control arms, perhaps. What year is your MINI as well as type?
     
  3. myles2go

    myles2go Active Member

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    It doesn't take much play in any of the suspension components to make a large noise. Mine was caused by the nut on top of the coilover shock not being tight enough. You've already checked the most notorious suspects, sway bar bushings and links, I suggest a thorough inspection and tightening of all the components. What does the car have for a suspension setup? Coilovers? Adjustable control arms?
     
  4. ScottinBend

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    Lower control arm bushings......
     
  5. krushmoto

    krushmoto New Member

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    It's an 05 with regular suspension. I did swap out to adjustable lower control arms.

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