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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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Jeffrey

23 years of experience
513 reviews
Jeffrey
23 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

28 years of experience
76 reviews
Angelo
28 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

Clifton

26 years of experience
87 reviews
Clifton
26 years of experience
Clifton is the man. Honest and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a mechanic with integrity and experience. Clifton is now my preferred mechanic!
2017 JEEP CHEROKEE - CLUNKING NOISE WHEN I DRIVE OVER BUMPS - BOCA RATON, FLORIDA

Oscar

20 years of experience
51 reviews
Oscar
20 years of experience
Arrived on time. Very friendly and courteous. Super knowledgeable and showed me step by step as he inspected my car. Very detailed as well.
2013 NISSAN ALTIMA - CLUNKING NOISE WHEN I DRIVE OVER BUMPS - COLUMBIA, MARYLAND

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