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Clunking noise when I drive over bumps Inspection Service

Clunking noises are annoying and potentially dangerous, and should always be investigated. They vary from relatively harmless hubcap rattles to more serious issues with suspension and steering components. Unfortunately, there are many possible sources, and some are hard to locate with the vehicle stationary. A test drive is nearly always required.

Worn shocks and struts often produce noises, and their state of wear should be obvious from a profound lack of damping, allowing noticeable rocking and bouncing motions when the car is moving or a pronounced clunk whenever going over bumps.

Engine mounts can wear and allow engine movement – and noise – during power off and on transitions; but not so much over bumps. Steering components, however, can produce noise over bumps, and these can be checked by turning the wheel vigorously from side to side while the car is stationary.

There are rubber bushings fitted at sway-bar and control arm mounts, and these can wear and allow slop and noise to develop. One way of finding control-arm bushing wear is to apply the car’s brakes firmly with the engine idling, then cycle the transmission from Park through Drive to reverse repeatedly while listening for noises.

Common reasons for this to happen:

  • Worn out struts
  • Worn out strut mounts
  • Worn out control-arm bushing

How it's done:

The mechanic will inspect the entire front suspension system and likely test drive the car.

How important is this service?

Since the causes of undercarriage noises are many and varied, and because there may be rust or mechanical damage at the root of this problem, we strongly suggest that you have the car inspected by an expert technician as soon as possible.

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Paul

30 years of experience
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Paul
30 years of experience
This was a great first experience for me using Your Mechanic. Paul was prompt for the appointment. He carefully evaluated the issue I was having, walked me through the problem, and recommended a solution. He was friendly and professional. I will definitely have hom back to work on my cars.
2006 CHEVROLET COBALT - CLUNKING NOISE WHEN I DRIVE OVER BUMPS - GARNER, NORTH CAROLINA

Tien

20 years of experience
694 reviews
Tien
20 years of experience
Once again I received excellent service. Tien helped me figure out my problem very quickly. I will be booking the next appointment for my daughter's car as well as mine.
1998 FORD MUSTANG - CLUNKING NOISE WHEN I DRIVE OVER BUMPS - EMERYVILLE, CALIFORNIA

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
624 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
The rattling noise I asked him to sort out was very hard to find. Jeff would not quit until he could resolve it. His commitment to service excellence is amazing.
2008 HONDA ODYSSEY - CLUNKING NOISE WHEN I DRIVE OVER BUMPS - MONROE, NORTH CAROLINA

Angelo

29 years of experience
76 reviews
Angelo
29 years of experience
Angelo was on time very knowledgeable on what was wrong with my car very professional would recommend him anytime
2009 NISSAN MAXIMA - CLUNKING NOISE WHEN I DRIVE OVER BUMPS - FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS

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