+1 on the swaybar endlinks. Though that normally is just a rattle at low speeds.
Does the car pull to one side when braking? If so, that is the LCA. Did you check or replace the LCA's?
I have never had any luck checking for bad suspension parts, hard getting them to move around. I either just do a visual, or just replace it.
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