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Front Suspension Noise - Looking for Similar Experience!

Lt0302

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So my car is back at the dealer getting the control arms replaced again. It recently developed a clicking noise in the steering which the dealer says is from the control arms.

The steering noise started after about 1000 miles on the replacement control arms.

mine was in but got told that they cannot replace them because of the strike!...
 

Red_X

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I got mine in April so I haven't experienced this yet... but I did go over a speed bump last night when it was around 50 and I felt the front right go a little goofy. My 1/18 build is not part of the TSB. I may talk to the dealer about this next oil change to see if I need control arms anyway.
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L J

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I got mine in April so I haven't experienced this yet... but I did go over a speed bump last night when it was around 50 and I felt the front right go a little goofy. My 1/18 build is not part of the TSB. I may talk to the dealer about this next oil change to see if I need control arms anyway.
Kinda doubt it is not in TSB if making noise, The person who told you that probably meant recalls.
Just wait till cold morning so the service writer can hear it, some dealers will not take your word about noise.
 

L J

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I have been getting this same noise on my 18 TourX recently. I haven't dug through all 14 pages of this thread yet but chiming in to say I am also having this issue.
See if they can get parts or get in the clogged pipeline. I guess if parts from germany they might be faster or slower depending on strike priorties.
 

Ctrcbob

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To those who have the noise.

It does NOT happen when going over large bumps.

It only happens when going over very slight ripple bumps, or even no bumps, or even very light braking, and then only when the outside temperature is down around 50F or lower. Sounds like something is loose in the front suspension or brakes. Even when doing it, as the outside temperature warms up, the noise stops.

That is how it was with my car before they changed out the Lower Control Arms. Much less complicated repair than I thought. Brought car in around 8:30 and was finished by noon.

Either way, car is NOT Unsafe. Just live with it until they can get the parts in.
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Red_X

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Kinda doubt it is not in TSB if making noise, The person who told you that probably meant recalls.
Just wait till cold morning so the service writer can hear it, some dealers will not take your word about noise.
No, there was a website that told me what VIN/serial numbers were affected, and mine was made after those.
 

L J

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Does anyone have a new gen. Regal that has not made noise from front suspention at freezing temperatures?
 

Uniqez

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I'm going to call Buick US first, to see if they can tell dealership to order parts first.
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