So I have developed a slight "clunk" noise in the front end when going over bumps, slow speed. Think parking lot speed bumps, off camber corners, etc. Nothing at speed. To me, with my limited ability, it sounds like a loose nut on a shock tower or some other connection point.
Id like to get inside the suspension and make sure everything is torqued to the correct specs, but need the specs and what to look for.
Is there any write up or manual that can guide me?
If.....indeed......this really is your problem.....could be a bad shock, but from what you are describing sounds like a bad sway bar bushing. Had it happen on my XJ, had the same noise and at low speeds. I heard mine more when going over potholes than bumps, so the shock was not in the "jounce" position. Replaced the front shocks, which actually were bad, worse on passenger side which is where the noise was coming from, but upon closer inspection found the rubber sway bar bushing was shot, so bad I didn't have to put a wrench on anything, just pulled it out in pieces.....
As far as manuals, I don't believe there are any Chiilton's/Hayne's type manuals out yet for the '09's, and I didn't have mine long enough to know if there is one out for '07-'08. Best way to go for tech manuals, IMO, is the factory service manual, most of which are available online and are downloadable in a pdf format.
However, on an '09, this should be considered warranty work, done at the dealer's/Chrysler's expense, unless you just insist on DIY.....
Hope this helps anyone who may need to know.
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