To best answer this is, which one is closer to breaking? The ball joint is probably the bigger problem, but I'd need to see it.
I am guessing you have a Cavalier or Sunfire? If so, you will probably need a control arm, bushing and ball joint come with it. And yes, it will make a clunk as you describe.
It can also be something completely unrelated to the suspension.
I've had such a noise in my car, 78 Benz 300CD. The fix was a loose header pipe coming off the exhause manifold. It had about 2 inches of sway when loose and would knock against the engine mounts.
Check for loose components which are routed near or though suspension parts. Some things are meant to be snug but free (ie exhause systems) to minimize noise, but make sure things aren't excessively free.
answer anything loose will cause the noise. but i would first check for worn or broken shock absorbers
Clunking/knocking sound felt though steering wheel and floor when turning and going over bumps at low speeds.
A clunking sound when you accelerate or decelerate.
Hi I'm Patrick and I have a 1994 Plymouth Acclaim and that annoying clunking sound is coming from the rear wheels there's a bar that runs down the middle of the rail that holds the wheels together and when you go over a bump that bar smacks the canal it sits in and makes that sound so I just got my welder out and welded it to the canal to keep it from smacking.
A lot of times the grinding sound that is heard when going over bumps is actually the car scraping the cement. If it is not a serious problem then the best thing to do would be to drive slow over the bumps.
Worn suspension parts - struts Loose strut mount?
If its a ka thunk sound even on small bumps,Its most likely your STRUT MOUNTS.
Buick makes a clunking sound from trans area when accelerating.
probably CB axel, is it a honda?
If there is a clunking sound when turning a vehicle, the problem might be the ball joints in the front end. The ball joints help to support the A-Frame which helps to keep the wheel on and upright.
could be your crank shaft
movement of suspension components?
sounds to me like a really bad c.v joint or joints
Flutes have holes so it creates a certain sound when you cover certain holes. If there were no holes, it would only make one sound.
Check the sway bar links and bushings
lasers read the bumps on the DVD and it transforms the bumps into sound + images. done.
There are many issues that may cause a creaking sound. Most likely it is from the brakes, or low power steering fluid.
Defective CV joint or bad wheel bearing.
It will sound like a gear moving, there might be a clunking sound.It is perfectly normal.
possibly hitting the front bumper
check your swaybar links and bushings
Bad wheel bearing is one possibility.
If all the holes are open, that will produce the highest sound.
most likely your transmission is slipping and usually is the onset of your transmission going
Check to see if your trunk is open or if the clasp that holds it closed is loose.
The odd shaped bumps on the side of your tongue don't sound like any medical problem. These bumps are your taste buds.