2023 Equinox front end knocking on bumps

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JFCLOUD

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I purchased a new 2023 Equinox, and the first time I drove it home, it made a loud knocking sound on the rocks on my dirt road. sounds like metal on metal knocks. I asked the dealer about it, and they had no idea about what it might be.
 

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just when you hit bumps? maybe there's something loose up front. pop open the hood and give things a shimmy to see.
 

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I did do that, when I got home, but couldn't see anything. I'm hoping they can find something, when it gets it's first service. I think it needs to be up on the rack, to see the tie rods and check for missing rubber bushings.
 

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I purchased a new 2023 Equinox, and the first time I drove it home, it made a loud knocking sound on the rocks on my dirt road. sounds like metal on metal knocks. I asked the dealer about it, and they had no idea about what it might be.
If the knocking sound is coming from just one side, it may be a strut. Push the strut's accordion style cover upward to see if the rubber (not sure what it's called) isolator has fallen down. Check both sides.
 

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Ancient thread here, but 9x out of 10, that knocking you hear over bumps is a worn out stabilizer bar end link. Can be a simple and cheap DIY repair if you're up to it.
 

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I purchased a new 2023 Equinox, and the first time I drove it home, it made a loud knocking sound on the rocks on my dirt road. sounds like metal on metal knocks. I asked the dealer about it, and they had no idea about what it might be.
Used car dealer? Did they even take it for a test drive or inspect it.
 

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Ancient thread here, but 9x out of 10, that knocking you hear over bumps is a worn out stabilizer bar end link. Can be a simple and cheap DIY repair if you're up to it.
I agree it could be that, but it did it when I first drove it home. I had the Chevy dealer check it out during my first oil change, and they said nothing was wrong with the stabilizer or the struts?
 

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