Extremely Loud Front End Noises.
Recently my 2008 Cobalt LS started making a clunking noise that sounded to be coming from the front passenger side of the car. That was a few days ago so I called to make an appointment to have it looked at.
Tonight the problem/noise got much MUCH worse. Loud smashing sound when going over slight bumps. A quiet "thump thump thump thump..." when going uphill. Almost like a helicopter sound in the distance. Honestly it sounds like a jackhammer underneath the car. But at highway speed everything seemed fine.
From my own visual inspection I cannot see anything broken, but I am not a mechanic.
About 1 year ago I had a control arm bushing and a sway bar link replaced, but this seems much much worse.
Does anyone have any ideas on what it might be.
My guess is that it's gonna be pricey$$$