There's been a god-awful "clunk" coming from underneath my Coug for quite quite a while now. I had gotten new struts, but it didn't solve the problem (not a waste of money, as two of the struts were leaking anyway).
I was convinced that the strut mounts were bad. Took the car to the local Ford dealership last week. I wanted the noise to be diagnosed by people who've actually worked on these cars. They told me the front sway bar links were loose. They showed me, and the links didn't seem loose to me. The mechanic said he'd replace them for $150. Could have done it myself, but it's a little cold to be laying under the car in my unheated garage this time of year.
So, they swapped 'em. MAN, what a difference! Dead-silent up front now. Prior to that, the suspension sounded like it was made out of lawn furniture. The back's got the same noise, though not as bad; gonna replace the rear links (and the valve cover gasket) next weekend in a heated shop. I've hated driving that car for the last 6 months; "clunk, clunk, clunk". My stereo just wasn't loud enough to cover up the noise anymore. It was that obnoxious!
I am happily in love with my car again