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I'm not sure what these suspension components are called but spacers on both front wheels have come loose and they rattle like jingle bells every time I hit a bump.

The rattling parts are spacers in the form of a steel hollow rod and steel washers. They slide along a rod that is connected to the lower control arm and some type of support bar positioned below the radiator. If the lower control arm moves abruptly, these things start making noise. I want to cut these things off but not sure if that would cause any adverse effects. My other plan was to put some type of rubber based glue on them to decrease the sound effects.
 

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Holy Crap!
No wonder it's jingling, you have absolutely no bushings left. I thought mine were loud, yours must sound like a Christmas Santa's Salvation Army Bell!

Go to almost any auto parts and get new End Links with bushings, they are easy to change You'll Love How Quiet they are.
 

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I'm not sure what these suspension components are called but spacers on both front wheels have come loose and they rattle like jingle bells every time I hit a bump.

The rattling parts are spacers in the form of a steel hollow rod and steel washers. They slide along a rod that is connected to the lower control arm and some type of support bar positioned below the radiator. If the lower control arm moves abruptly, these things start making noise. I want to cut these things off but not sure if that would cause any adverse effects. My other plan was to put some type of rubber based glue on them to decrease the sound effects.
Uhh... theres supposed to be rubber in there... lol
 

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Make sure you get the right length replacements.
 

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And install them with the car's weight on the wheels. Ramps work well but keep the jack handy in case you have to shift things around.
 

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And install them with the car's weight on the wheels. Ramps work well but keep the jack handy in case you have to shift things around.
I installed mine with the wheels up in the air. Do I need to go ahead and reset them?
 

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From the looks of it, whom ever installed the end links ran the nut down as far as it'll go, that's bad. It squishes the bushings and they'll go away in no time flat, so take a look here to see where they go. There is another rubber bushing/washer/nut that goes below the A-arm also.

 

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And to add, they only run about $12 or so.

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Thanks for the replies, I had no idea that rubber was supposed to be there. A few weeks ago I looked in my GM shop manual for a picture of these links and it didnt detail any rubber needed on the diagrams. In the book it just looked like the spacers were press fitted on the metal rod so they wouldnt move around.

Thanks for the pic that shows how they are supposed to look and descriptions of parts I need.......its a fix I know I can do myself.
 
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