Showing articles & questions for topic
Clunking

Related articles

How to Troubleshoot a Car That Makes Clunking Noises Over Bumps
Cars that make clunking noises as they drive over bumps may have worn struts or leaf spring shackles, or damaged control arms or shock absorbers.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Lateral Link
Common signs include the steering feeling loose, noticeable clunking sounds, and increased wear on the rear tires.
Symptoms of Bad or Failing Stabilizer Bar Bushings
Common signs include sluggish response in vehicle handling and rattling or squeaking noises from underneath the car.
How Long Does a Ball Joint Front Last?
Ball joints are an essential part of your car’s suspension. They connect...
How Long Does a Driveshaft Last?
When it comes to important components in your vehicle, the driveshaft holds a lot of importance. This part is responsible for delivering the torque, or power, that is being made by your engine...
How Long Does a Lateral Link Last?
In order for a car to ride and handle like it is supposed to, the suspension system will have to be working properly. There are a variety of different components that are...
How Long Does a Steering Damper Last?
Most of us are used to being able to enjoy smooth, precise movement when we turn the steering wheel in our vehicle. That is made possible by a combination of different components,...
How Long Does an Engine Mount Last?
Your car needs its engine in order to run properly, and with that said it needs to be placed in your vehicle in the exact right position. All kinds of parts/components are...
How Long Do Trailing Arm Bushings Last?
The trailing arm bushings join the axle and pivot point on the body of the vehicle. They are part of a trailing arm suspension in your vehicle. The front trailing arm...
How to Troubleshoot a Bouncy or Unstable Car
A bouncy or unstable car can be caused by faulty struts, tie rod ends, or brakes. Test your car to avoid suspension damage and costly repairs.

Related questions

Question
4 wheel drive is very noisy.
Hi there. Check the front axle for an axle that could be damaged, a universal joint in the front axle that could be broken, or the differential gears could be damaged. If you have part time 4WD, meaning you have...
Question
There is an awful clunking rattling noise when the engine is running.
Hi there. There could be either the engine is having a bearing slap on the rod bearings with too much wear causing the noise or an accessory on the engine is locking up making the belt tensioner pop back and...
Question
Hello there
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The noises you are hearing may be coming from the transmission as it ages. The vehicle is getting older and is likely to start wearing down. The transmission is definitely one of the components...
Question
I have a 2004 Dodge Ram quad cab with a 5.7 liter 8 cylinder engine. When I put truck in 4 wheel drive and move I hear a clucking.
Hi there. The noise that you are hearing could be either the front axle engagement solenoid or the gear lash on the pinion and ring gear on the front axle could be too much. Check to see if the front...
Question
Clunking noise in the front
Loose and/or worn strut mounts are a common cause of this noise. If you jounce the suspension and have an assistant listen near the top of each spring tower you can sometimes hear the clunk noise, albeit the noise will...
Question
when placing gear shifter in reverse I hear a pop/knock.
Hello. A popping / clunking noise when moving in reverse can be caused by many things. Two of the most common causes for those symptoms are worn axles or motor mounts. The axles are the joints that transmit power from...
Question
Clunking sound
This is a common sign of a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
Question
clunking noise on front wheel
You may have a worn out or damaged CV axle shaft which is commonly known to produce a clunking or clicking and popping sound when they fail. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to...
Question
I have a 94 RAM b250 van,the driver side is making a loud clunking noise when turning or driving.upon inspection,the knuckle assem
Worn ball joints and tie rod ends could account for the noise. If you have CV axles in the front, failure of the outboard CV joint would cause similar noise. To have those suspension components inspected, and replaced as needed,...
Question
I have replaced both front end sides completely and I am still hearing a clunk sound . what can it be?
Strut mounts can account for noise like that as well as a loose sway bar. There are tie rod ends and motor mounts to consider as well. If you have any kind of sub-frame structure bolted to the unibody, through...
Question
Clunking on sharp turns at slow speed when engine is warm.
A common cause of clunking in the circumstances you describe is a faulty outer CV joint. Such can often be detected on visual exam and with simple tests. Failure of the outer CV joints will cause audible clicking or clunking...
Question
when coming to a stop, my truck has a binding/clunking noise in the rear end
Hello, thank you for writing in. While the components you have looked into are great inspections considering you tow often, lets start a little simpler and work our way down the list. Since this is happening while you are braking,...
Question
I have a 2005 Cadillac Escalade Truck that is making a roaring and popping noise from the front end.
Hello. From your description it does sound like you have a failure in the front hub bearings and the cv joints. It is not common for the front differential to have many issues on this vehicle, but I would also...
Question
There's a clank sound in axel area, car won't start suddenly, and power steering fluid seems to spin more than usual.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having several issues at once. You want to start by addressing the starting problem, as it is the most likely to cause issues with other systems in the car. Start...
Question
Clunking noise when coming to a stop
If you have the 4WD version of the truck with CV axles in the front, a possibility is a faulty outer CV joint. Such can often be detected on visual exam and with simple tests. Failure of the outer CV...
Question
i have a 2005 dodge ram 1500 that makes a clicking noise when i turn what is this
If your vehicle is 4WD with CV axles in the front, a common cause of clicking and clunking in the circumstances that you describe is a faulty outer CV joint. Such can often be detected on visual exam and with...
Question
Clunking noise from the center column when turning right and accelerating out of the turn
You're right, the center support shouldn't respond only to right turns, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be checked. Your car is old enough to be having issues with the driveshaft as well as the rear sub-frame mounts, differential mount...
Question
Clunk, Clank, and Throttle.
Check the suspension and steering around the driver side and see if there is anything that could be loose. Look for any bolts or bushings that may be loose or broken. For the engine revving up on the freeway merging,...
Question
Loud clunking noise when i drive over pot holes and bumps. Any idea what this could be?
Unfortunately, as our vehicles age, the parts will just wear out. There are a few possible issues that can cause a clunk when going over bumps, in a vehicle that is getting up there in mileage. Worn shocks/struts, worn control...
Question
Loud metallic clunk and stops cranking when trying to start after removing and reinstalling upper intake manifold,
Hi there. Check the fuel injectors and make sure that they are hooked up properly. A leaking fuel injector will cause fuel to flood the cylinder and hydro lock the piston making the engine stop cranking. Also, check for anything...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question