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Old 02-07-2012, 08:25 PM
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Drives just fine, just makes a clunking noise over bumps like there is some play between two suspension parts and they are bumping each other going over bumps.

My guess it would have to be either worn control arms or sway bar bushings; any other possibilities?

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My 2002 S-Type have the exact same problem. When ever I go over a bump there is a annoying clunking sound coming from the right side suspension. I plan on having it checked out this weekend when I take my car to a Jag shop too have my trans checked.

From my understanding it could be struts, tie rod, or bushings . I'll let you know what I learn from my visit to the shop this weekend should you not already find the answer
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Check out this video here. Maybe this will help you some.

How To Check Jaguar S Type For Clunks, Rattles, Noises - YouTube
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Cool vid, thanks! Are the X308 suspension components the same as an S-type?
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Shock tower bushings most likely. Mine does the same thing. The noise it makes is a sharp low thud that only happens when there is a jolt to the suspension. I already replaced all the front ball joints and tie rod ends(just finished actually) so that's not it. However the shock tower bushings get dry rotted because of the heat off the exhaust manifolds.
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Did the shock tower bushings fix it?
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On mine it were the Anti roll bar links
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First thing, check the torsion (anti-sway) bar bushings that attach the bar to the front frame and also bushings that attach it at the end on each side. Say a prayer that this is your problem because it is by far the cheapest clunk repair. Reasonably easy repair for the do-it-yourself owner; center bushings are probably not more than $20.
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Hi I have same problem did you get it done? I wanted to know if that was the cause
Its driving me crazy & before I go for new shocks I wanted to know my last option
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Thing is, they're made up with lots of bushes.

Most likely are shock absorber bushes, top and or bottom and anti sway/role bar bushes
Also engine mounts can cause a slow speed clunk.
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Not yet, no time to play with the car for another 2-months, plan to explore/fix in May...
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Mine was the sway bar on one side and the control bar bushing on the other.
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So I changed to passenger side shock I have to say the car drives much better and I can tell Im going to have to change the other side also because the right side feels awesome and at this rate change all four but any way back to the noise
It didnt cure it 100% and yes my mechanic and I both agree its going to be the sway arm bushings that may correct the problem which I hope because its driving me crazy besides the money
I will keep you updated
BTW between the change and the bad gas I think I got somewhere, when I was driving around the dash gave me engine light and restricted performance check the codes it was P0171 P0170 P0174
after sitting over night everything went away
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Can someone please confirm that the top and bottom shock bushings are the exact same bushing and look like the attached? Meaning, can I simply order 4 of these to cover both sides, top and bottom?

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First thing, check the torsion (anti-sway) bar bushings that attach the bar to the front frame and also bushings that attach it at the end on each side. Say a prayer that this is your problem because it is by far the cheapest clunk repair. Reasonably easy repair for the do-it-yourself owner; center bushings are probably not more than $20.
Hi Alvin:

Excuse my great ignorance, but would you please tell me how many sway bar bushings I'd need if I wanted to replace them all?

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I only had to replace the two bushings that attach the center of the sway bar to the chasis frame. On each end of the bar there are connectors and bushings that are clearly visible and accessable from underneath. I did not have to replace these.

Replacing the two center bushings is conceptionally simple: For each one, remove two bolts and the bushing clasp, remove the old and replace with the new bushing, then re-attach the clasp. The only problem is that you may have to use a pry bar to move the sway bar as necessary to accomplish this. All in all, it is pretty straight-forward. If this is your problem, the "thump" will be gone and you will feel like a mechanical genius. If not, at least you did not spend a lot of money.
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I hope to find a mechanic like the guy in the video...
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I just ordered the bushings and the sway arms and replace them and see what happens I hope it works but I think it will because I should of just followed what I assumed from the start instead of getting screwed from a friend mechanic
But at the end my front end will be stronger I guess
Will let you know what happens
Was thinking about changing rear sway links also because when I did all 4 on my 2002 S type you felt a big change
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Same exact problem here...had it looked at and my right side sway bar bushing is all gone...ordered both for under $15 ... I will have installed and will update u
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