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    Bang in hatch area over big bumps

    Hey guys, my car makes this banging sound from the hatch when i go over big bumps. I think its the hatch, but its shut and feels very tight. Does anyone else have this problem? If so what was it and how did you fix it?

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    I havent had this problem. But maybe your lights could be loose. Pull back the carpet and make sure all those bolts are tight. Just a thought tho.

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    im pritty sure that the hatch has a litle leway.. i think it might b normal tho. when it is closed, try pushin it down while its closed.. see if it goes down anymore. if so thats what it probably is.

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    Have you checked your spare tire or jack?

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    i have the same problem!....have no clue what it is

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    My Formula has this problem, and I'm pretty sure on it a bad spring was the cause. When I went over large bumps, especially with passengers in the back, the wheel would bottom out creating a loud 'thud'. Your issue may be different though.

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    I also had the same problem, come to find out like easyericvan said, it was my spare tire bouncing up and down.. LOL.

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    My first thought was the spare tire and jack. Second thought was a lower control arm needed torqued down but that's more of a pop or thud and sounds like it's coming from under the rear seat. Check your jack.

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    If it's not the jack/spare, check the bump stops on the bottom of the hatch. They are at the far rear corners of the hatch and keep it tight. I had this problem on my old 93 bird, those bump stops were toast. Even if yours look fine, screw them out a bit to keep the hatch tighter.

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