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clunking sound driver side rear, any advice?

This is a discussion on clunking sound driver side rear, any advice? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; wow i thought it was just my car... this seems to be a trend here. But as you said i ...

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    wow i thought it was just my car... this seems to be a trend here. But as you said i only hear it when i go over a speen bump or something of that nature. So when i have it on a lift i have no idea where to look. But i did find one place wher a thump/rattle was coming from, it was the heat shield on the gas tank. May or may not help you but its not as loud anymore
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    Isn't the heat shield there to protect the plastic gas tank from....heat?

    I did actually check that and everything was tight, I couldn't get it to rattle at all.

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    Have you checked your spare tire and jack to make sure their secure and not moving around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    Have you checked your spare tire and jack to make sure their secure and not moving around?
    Just a can of fix a flat for me

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    lower control arms...its hard to diagnose because moving the lcas by hand is tough sometimes

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    I FINALLY solved the problem last night, I got under there and started to retighten everything again and found out it was an exhaust hanger, to be specific, it's the one that the rear part of the exhaust slides a flat blade into, on the passenger side near the top of the exhaust. It appeared to be just fine, and I have to shake the exhaust pretty violently to get it to bottom out and hit the metal on the hanger (the bushing is too old I guess). So I put a piece of rubber in there temporarily until I buy a new hanger for it. Thanks for all the ideas guys, and if you have a clanking, make sure you shake the exhaust violently before checking other areas. Also, it sounded WAY different and quieter from under the car, I couldn't believe it was as loud as it was inside the car, I think it was turning my entire rear unibody into a sound board like the back of a piano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAGUAR5822 View Post
    I FINALLY solved the problem last night, I got under there and started to retighten everything again and found out it was an exhaust hanger, to be specific, it's the one that the rear part of the exhaust slides a flat blade into, on the passenger side near the top of the exhaust. It appeared to be just fine, and I have to shake the exhaust pretty violently to get it to bottom out and hit the metal on the hanger (the bushing is too old I guess). So I put a piece of rubber in there temporarily until I buy a new hanger for it. Thanks for all the ideas guys, and if you have a clanking, make sure you shake the exhaust violently before checking other areas. Also, it sounded WAY different and quieter from under the car, I couldn't believe it was as loud as it was inside the car, I think it was turning my entire rear unibody into a sound board like the back of a piano.
    Post 10 explains it all my friend.. LOLOL.. told ya hah

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    Man I know right, I wish I would have realized it before I changed my wheel bearing for no reason.

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    LOL, yeah my lower control arm sqeek is comming back. Im gonna pop them out again and grease them up next weekend.

    Always something

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    Right on man thanks i'll have to check it cause that noise is driving me crazy.

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    i had the exact same clunking sound on my driver side, and it was the lca... just so everyone knows it won't always be the same thing. I put in a new set of poly lca's, and it fixed that...

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