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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-26-2012, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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hey guys, i am an owner of a 2005 base model cobalt. I've had it for about 2 years now (i think.) i purchased this car at a used dealership.
i used to drive a 95 blazer but that was getting old. i would get something fixed and the next day something else would be wrong and it was just getting to be too much.
so i purchased a cobalt hoping for better reliability and gas mileage.
but right now its a love hate relationship between my car and i. this thing makes so many noises and i'm worried that one day something is going to go completely wrong with the car...
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Welcome! Yeah, known for lower control arm and saddle bushings going bad over time.

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Could that explain why i hear a clunking noise when i go over bumps?
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I had em replaced rode perfect after. And yes that why your hearing it over bumps
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-26-2012, 03:30 PM
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ok cause i was told it that the struts were bad
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no thats what a dumbass would tell you to pay big bucks, parts are like 30 each and take 40 in to do
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ok so how exactly will i know if my struts do go bad
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Even when struts go bad they don't usually make noise. When struts go bad you will feel excessive body roll, longer recovery after a bump,scalloping on tires and a reduced up-down wheel travel. (this is usually cause by water getting in shock cylinder " You can't compress water")

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Ya it will be a long shot they go. It's most likely bushings. Easy fix too.
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ok thanks i guess i'll try the cheaper fix first
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