Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My rear end makes a metallic like sound over bumps at low speeds.

asked by on

It usually only happens over speed bumps

My car has 110000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

With pick-ups and suvs, there can be common and not so common reasons for a noise from the rear. I have run into a number of these vehicles having noises coming from the spare tire mounting underneath. If the spare is not properly secured, there can be a "thump" or metallic sound from the mechanism that secures the spare wheel in place. Make sure it’s secure. Other more common suspension components like the sway bar links. Sway bars are commonly found on the front and rear suspension systems. It helps to control body lean on curves and when making turns. The links connect the sway bar to the suspension on each side. They are a long metal rod with bushings on each end of it. If the bushings have broken or worn away, of the rod itself have broken, you can experience a metallic sound or even a clunk/thump.

A certified technician can look into the noise over bumps and isolate the exact cause for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My front brakes are sticking but i cant tell if it is the caliper or the master cylinder

Most of the time, this is caused by the caliper sticking, or the slide pins freezing up. There is a return valve in the master cylinder that could be plugged partially, but that is not common. Is is also...

Q: Should I idle my car if I do not use it that frequently?

Hi. The worst thing you can do is not drive it at all. By you driving the suv once a week should help you maintain the battery and keep the car in good running condition. If you drove it a...

Q: Grinding noise coming from front and rear of vehicle...why

Your wheel bearings are located inside of the hub of each of your wheels and allow the wheels to spin freely when working properly. A wheel bearing will usually fail due to pitting or small damage on the surface of...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.