|Quote, originally posted by Chris@Swedespeed »|
|My dealer is now able to make the noise. They are going to start by replacing the strut bearings and go from there. At least they are now able to duplicate the noise!!|
We had this problem and the dealer started replacing stuff in all the same places mentioned here: first they claimed it was the dust shield on the front brakes (like I'm an idiot), then it was ball joints, then sway bar ends, etc). In the end it turned out to be a propellor shaft. Just FYI.
I have to note that after one service visit where they supposedly found the problem, as I was driving away from the service bay it was making the noise I brought it in for. I immediately turned around and made the tech who serviced it ride along. He admitted they only threw it up on the lift and tried to replicate the noise that way. Ugh. As soon as he rode in the vehicle, not but 200-feet, he could here what I'd described my previous three (3!) visits for this same problem (noise in front as others have described). That's when they did the prop shaft and, for the most part, seems to have solved the problem (we still here a clicking/popping from time to time, but nothing like what we had before all the various attempts to remedy it).