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Old 05-10-2011, 08:13 AM   #375
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Pink's car has had this problem for a long time now. It also happens when turning the steering wheel all the way to the lock position when backing out of a spot or making a tight turn. We took it to the dealer and they say they couldn't reproduce it. I got in it the next day and it did as I was backing it out of a parking space.
that sounds like a bad ball joint.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:56 AM   #376
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^^^the popping during turning is what was happening on mine and several others, though as well.

I don't think it could be that because mine went away. I can't say I know...but I can just add my experience and what I only believe it could be.

Honestly, it sounds like that spring is twisting and turning and slipping on some sort of a ridge. It'll slip off and pop...and when you turn back to the opposite, it moves back...kind of like a rubbing over a bump...with sharp edges...if you can kind of picture it.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:11 PM   #377
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Solved my problem with fr end popping

I had the same noise everyone is hearing. After looking over everything and lots of time spent I discovered one of the swaybar mounting studs in the frame rail (driver side front) was not welded/pressed in the frame correctly. It was loose so when ever I hit a small bump there was enough lash that it would make the noise. I welded the stud and tightened everything back up and now I have gone 8k miles since then and quiet as a mouse
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Old 05-12-2011, 12:33 PM   #378
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My problem was also the swaybar. The end-link connections were loose and not tightened down causing all the clunking since I took delivery of my Camaro. To tighten them you have to have a 15mm deep socket on the nut AND a 19mm wrench on the backside. Now the car rides smooth, tight, and clunk free!

BTW- I've seen a number of Camaros with loose screws, bolts, and nuts here and there.
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:57 PM   #379
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The sway bar end links are certainly one potential source for "a" noise from the front suspension, but it's not the only one.

From day one of ownership, when I had the OEM sway bars on my 2010 Camaro SS it made the "dull thumping / lumber wagon" noise, after the service department replaced the front strut mounts per a TSB the noise was still there and after I upgraded to aftermarket sway bars and end links it still makes the same "dull thumping / lumber wagon" noise was still there.

I agree that checking the sway bars and end links are a quick and easy check/fix if that is the noise you're hearing. I tend to believe a vast majority of people reporting this "noise" are hearing non sway bar/end link noises, like me.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:42 AM   #380
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That sounds more like the sound the rental I had last year, it was a dull thud. Does it make a difference if you hit the speed bump straight on or at angle? How about traveling over broken pavement at a slow speed?

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Old 05-13-2011, 11:46 AM   #381
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It'll happen straight on speed bumps or turning....when it did it on mine.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:50 AM   #382
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I have this issue but it is only noticeable if I am turning when I hit a bump. Can I get to the bolts I need to check if I have the car on ramps? I havent really looked under there yet on this car to see if they are accessible.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:59 AM   #383
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Check the end links first jsut to make sure they are COMPLETELY tight. I am 99% sure that's not the problem though. And in order to really get to the problem, you might want a lift, tire off, under the hood as well...it's all in the front right steering area....spring, strut, mounts area.
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:37 PM   #384
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Have you had the upper strut mount isolator replaced with the revamped one?

The more I think about this I am leaning toward the strut moving in the mount. As we all know this design does not have the top of the strut bolted to the tower and it is free to move.

Just a thought.

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Old 05-13-2011, 11:38 PM   #385
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Any update yet? I have this problem too which started a week or two after getting my car. I now have about 1500 miles on it. Is gm even working on a solution? Are they acknowledging the problem at all? Certainly this noise cannot be deamed as normal? I have owned over a dozen vehicles, and only one has made a front end noise. The dealer gladly replaced the defective strut and it was fixed. I haven't taken my car in yet. I really feel helpless in the matter after reading these numerous posts. I'm afraid they are going to just waste my time and keep my car and not do anything about the problem. I work at a dealership, not for gm, but for Honda....and the dozen vehicles I have owned were all hondas and acuras. Me being employed at a Honda dealer definitely helps in the matter of getting things fixed because all of my co workers know that I know a great deal about cars. Walking into service at cheverolet I'll feel they with take what I'm saying with a grain of salt. So I'm hoping and praying that gm comes out with a real fix for this issue and of course my dealer will have a bulletin to go off of. So Jeff, please keep us posted. This was my dream car I wanted so badly. I traded in my 1 year old ridgeline to get this car. I had no problems with my ridgeline at all. I just really wanted a Camaro. Now I have one I feel let down by this. I feel like I would have drove my ridgeline to Canada (from Louisiana) and never would have thought twice about it. But me and my wife are going on vacation to Florida next month and I'm afraid to take my car. We are taking her Acura instead. I shouldn't feel like that should I?
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For GODSAKE man, learn to use paragraphs. That was painful to read.

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My Pfadt front endlinks are the only thing making noise, other wise my 2011 SS 8300 miles so far is just fine, and I see a lot of bad roads.
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This was posted in another thread.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=148648

Just another data point.

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Old 05-23-2011, 03:46 PM   #389
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Front End Clunk

You can add mine to the list. A 2010 2SS/RS with 1,200 miles. Was fine for the first 2 weeks (about 400 miles) and then it started. Happens all the time on any kind of road imperfection.
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If you haven't seen my thread, it's worth checking out. I found a cheap solution to the popping.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...=1#post3251331
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For GODSAKE man, learn to use paragraphs. That was painful to read.

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I did. It was one BIG paragraph. Lol. My bad!
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