Mike (Tulsa, Oklahoma) - 1989 Ford Taurus
In cold weather, when Mike drives over a significant bump, the car makes a noise like aluminum cans being crushed. It seems to be coming from the front. It only happens once and goes away in warmer weather. Mike can replicate the noise by bouncing the bumper up and down while the car isn’t moving. Tom and Ray think it could be a control arm bushing, but suggest Mike get a friend to help him by lying under the car while Mike bounces the bumper.