front end noise
#1
My 72 mach 1 makes a noise in the front passenge side I had it on a lift, noticed the lower control arm bushing was bad so I replaced the entire upper contol arm(lower ball joint and bushing) so I took it out for another test drive same noise so I replaced the upper ball joint but not the upper control arm bushing test drove again still the same noise the shocks appear to be ok, what else could be the problem?
Reply
#2
Sounds like you covered the main parts. Do you have a Sway Bar? if so check the links and the bushings. What about wheel bearings? Do you have front disk brakes? If so it could be a pad moving around or caliper mounts.

Is the noise like a click or a clunk? When do you hear it?? Turning? Going stright??
Reply
#3
The noise is a clunk like metal to metal only when driving straight I checked the bearing ok it has disk brakes It makes the noise when i travel over small bumps. If i go over a speed bump it does not make the noise.
Reply
#4
I'd be looking closer at the Sway bar links and busings. If you are driving slow down the road and you move the steering wheel left and right quick would you hear the noise? Careful not to spin out.....you don't need to be driving very quick :)
Reply
#5
My 73 Vert was making a clunking noise going over bumps and it turned out to be the front shock bushing. It was at the top of the shock, but not the visible rubber bushing, but the one just under shock mount. I know you said the shock looked OK but you may want to double check yours. Make sure you post up when you figure out what it is! Good luck.
Reply
#6
Thanks for all of the great information. The disc brake caliper Insulator was bad,this part goes through the caliper locating pin and holds the caliper to the rotor. It is made of rubber so it wore out, this may be the cheapest part so far that I had to replace.
Reply
#7
Good to hear it was something simple. Surprised you weren't hearing it when you hit the brakes.
Reply
#8
I just did the right front disc brakes on my 73 vert and took some pictures. Here is a pic that shows the insulator bushing you are talking about. Maybe this week I can get around to the left front one!

[Image: DSCF8553.jpg]
Reply
#9
Here Is A Suspension Link

http://www.fly-ford.com/Classic_Fly-Ford...5B1%5D.pdf
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Raise front end of 69 Mach 351W 784mula 6 3,161 08-20-2018, 10:45 AM
Last Post: 784mula
  Front coil spacers 69 Mach 784mula 2 2,892 10-02-2016, 05:28 AM
Last Post: Steven Harris
  Matching Front Shocks Mach1FatherFigure 3 3,911 07-18-2015, 11:02 AM
Last Post: Mach1FatherFigure
  Wanted: Front Shock Absorber Bushings Rare Pony 13 13,418 07-24-2013, 02:45 AM
Last Post: Steven Harris
  Pictures of 73 Mustang Right Front Disc Brakes During Reassembly Rare Pony 3 5,838 05-12-2010, 08:18 AM
Last Post: Rare Pony

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
[-]
Latest Threads
Tachometer Wiring
Last Post: Mustangmike
Yesterday 08:39 PM
» Replies: 10
» Views: 168
66 Fairlane Project
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
12-17-2018 10:15 AM
» Replies: 524
» Views: 117588
New member 1969 Mach 1
Last Post: Mustangmike
12-17-2018 09:00 AM
» Replies: 11
» Views: 1057
351c wont start, help
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
12-16-2018 08:26 AM
» Replies: 71
» Views: 4076
PCM keeps burning out have replaced for...
Last Post: Mustangbob
12-11-2018 10:58 AM
» Replies: 8
» Views: 515
70 Boss 302 - Night Mission build blog
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
12-07-2018 01:12 PM
» Replies: 109
» Views: 69786
Alternator Light Won't go off
Last Post: 1969_Mach1
12-05-2018 11:56 AM
» Replies: 10
» Views: 711
"Jacobra"
Last Post: Steven Harris
12-04-2018 02:36 PM
» Replies: 55
» Views: 9074
My newest 1970 Mustang Fastback 302
Last Post: BLACK JADE 69
12-04-2018 12:08 AM
» Replies: 24
» Views: 2234
New guy with a question.
Last Post: 1969_Mach1
12-03-2018 06:57 AM
» Replies: 25
» Views: 1269
Dashboard lights REALLY dim, any fixes??
Last Post: Steven Harris
12-01-2018 12:04 PM
» Replies: 13
» Views: 13879
new member
Last Post: Steven Harris
12-01-2018 12:02 PM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 388
1971-73 "Clydesdales"
Last Post: Mister 4x4
11-29-2018 11:35 AM
» Replies: 26
» Views: 1434
Installing Factory gauges in a '71-'73 M...
Last Post: Mister 4x4
11-28-2018 03:26 AM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 884
Pictures and some info from a new guy
Last Post: Mister 4x4
11-28-2018 03:02 AM
» Replies: 18
» Views: 1610
Been Awhile... '71 Rustang
Last Post: Mister 4x4
11-24-2018 01:49 PM
» Replies: 143
» Views: 94314
1965 Fairlane (Mustangmike)
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
11-23-2018 02:56 PM
» Replies: 14
» Views: 1195
Happy Thanks Giving!!!
Last Post: 1969_Mach1
11-23-2018 03:42 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 390
How not to Handle A DUI Checkpoint?!?!
Last Post: Vanbens91
11-14-2018 07:22 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 2204
Led lights not all that good.
Last Post: Mustangmike
11-14-2018 09:44 AM
» Replies: 20
» Views: 6155

>