Hello Scotty. I've been dealing with this annoying problem for a long time on my wife's 02 Rav4 with…
Hello Scotty. I've been dealing with this annoying problem for a long time on my wife's 02 Rav4 with 230K. When coming to a stop I can very often hear and feel a loud thump under the car, it's like something is moving forward and suddenly stops creating the thump.. I changed all motor mounts last year (never changed before) and the problem still persists. Yesterday upon inspecting the ball joint for noise going over bumps I noticed cracks in the lower control arm bushings.
1.Could that be the culprit of my problem or these are normal cracks?
- ALso, my ball joint is leaking its grease but no play in the front wheel but car clunks while going over bumps, should I change it anyway? 3.To change out the lower control arm, should I change both sides or just the faulty one?
- Per the factory instructions one has to lower the frame to remove the front lower control arm bolts. If I do that, will I have to support anything like tranny with another jack or not necessary? Thanks Scotty.