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Can someone please advise why I hear a clunking sound when I hit a bump in a flat road. I have a elantra sedan 2013 & have done 70k mileage
 

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Sway bar links is worst offender for noise..

Go out on street or empty parking lot.... roll straight, and at same time,, whip the steering wheel back - forth to rock the front of car,, see if it makes clunk / knock type sound
 

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That is my vote ... sway bar links
If there is any play in the joints of the sway bar
They will amplify the noise through out the car
Making a small clunk into a loud one

But, then again, there are other causes
 

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you make a turn until you can touch the sway bar link, then try to pull the link by hand. A good link should be soild and you can't turn by hands.
 

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I think my left front link is going also. When it is a link, you only hear it when you hit a bump with that side only. When you hit a bump with both tires, the sway bar isn't in play. So when my left tire hits a bump, I can hear the start of that link going. I have around 45K on the car. I need to change the oil this week sometime so I'll check it out. I thought I did when I put on the snow tires last month so they can't be too bad. It's a common problem with all cars that have them.
 

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Sway bar links is worst offender for noise..

Go out on street or empty parking lot.... roll straight, and at same time,, whip the steering wheel back - forth to rock the front of car,, see if it makes clunk / knock type sound
You can also reach in behind the front wheel and grab the lower end of the skinny vertical bar while a friend rocks the car from side to side. If you feel a knocking in the palm of your hand, congrats, you are the four millionth Hyundai owner to experience a bad sway bar link. Repair cost is zero under warranty, and only slightly more after warranty.
 

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You can also reach in behind the front wheel and grab the lower end of the skinny vertical bar while a friend rocks the car from side to side. If you feel a knocking in the palm of your hand, congrats, you are the four millionth Hyundai owner to experience a bad sway bar link. Repair cost is zero under warranty, and only slightly more after warranty.
I got Autozone Duralast links. Lifetime warranty. On my second set (these were free) now.

They were $31 each, and a nice afternoon job.
 

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Funny, I asked the lead at my dealership this very question just yesterday, and he gave the same reply as SBR11.

Apparently the front stabilizer bar links are a "weak link". :)

Couldn't resist.
 
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