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Old 08-19-2009, 05:28 PM
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My Car is making a Clank noise

I don't know if this is where i should've posted it, if its wrong spot, i apologize but heres my problem.

Okay so when i drive my car and go over little or big bumps or w/e theres this clanking noise in the rear right end of my car.
I first thought it was something in my trunk and i made everything secure and the noise still continued.
My dad took it driving and he's assuming the shocks are damaged or the shock mounts.
I just took my tire off and i inspected it and everything looks okay to me but then again i dont know everything so i am waiting for my dad to get home.
We are planning to replace all the shocks no matter what but i dont think thats making the clanking noise.
If anyone has any idea what could be making the noise i would appreciate your help.
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:48 PM
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Re: My Car is making a Clank noise

I know beaker said he was having that problem a while back. Turned out to be his sway bar. I'd check that out.
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I know beaker said he was having that problem a while back. Turned out to be his sway bar. I'd check that out.
yea thats what i was thinking cuz i read that somewhere. Thank you. i will talk to my dad about it as we examine my car in like 20 minutes
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Re: My Car is making a Clank noise

or shock knock;
shock knock
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or shock knock;
shock knock
well if its just a shock knock from the current shocks when i replace them in the next few weeks hopefully it will go away.
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Re: My Car is making a Clank noise

try bounching your car... then shaking it side to side... and jack it up with the wheel on and shake it like your mixing paint... i found out my wheel bearings on my truck were shot doing this.... then i got a Locker from a junk yard for $60...
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try bounching your car... then shaking it side to side... and jack it up with the wheel on and shake it like your mixing paint... i found out my wheel bearings on my truck were shot doing this.... then i got a Locker from a junk yard for $60...
i've already done all that, its completely silent when we bounce the car and shake it and everything.
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Re: My Car is making a Clank noise

look at your rear sway endlinks, thats usually the first thing to start making that clunking noise.
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Re: My Car is making a Clank noise

you made sure your jack, and spare tire tools were secure right?
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Re: My Car is making a Clank noise

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look at your rear sway endlinks, thats usually the first thing to start making that clunking noise.
I said that to my dad and he doesn't think that they could make this sort of clanking noise. Once we get new shocks, if it still makes the noise that is what we will really have to check out.


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you made sure your jack, and spare tire tools were secure right?
Yea i even took them out of the car and drove around to make sure that wasn't it.
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Re: My Car is making a Clank noise

i had the same prob on my 5th gen. turned out to be the sway bar end links. you wouldnt think that they can make such a clunk noise but let me tell ya. try the end links first if you didnt already buy some struts
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Re: My Car is making a Clank noise

end links can and will make a clank noise. thats the problem i was having. however i had aftermarket sway bar and endlinks. good way to check it is jack up the back end, not just the right side but the whole back end. and not by the suspension either, but by the frame. it may make it easier if you take the wheel off, but grab the wheel or the hub assembly and shake the wheel up and down. basically try to immitate what your suspension would be doing while your driving over bumps. it helps to have a second person. while doing this you can hold onto your sway bar or your endlink, if you feel the knocking its your endlinks. same could be done with the shocks. if you grab it and you can feel the knock in the shock, then its your shock.
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