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Loud knock from the rear when going over small bumps,especially driveways on my 2001 vw jetta

At very low speed going over driveways I get a very loud knock at the rear of car as if it was metal to metal.changed shocks and still knocks..Does not rattle only knocks when you go over the bump or driveway

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SOURCE: 2002 325i Knocking noise front suspension

This noise is likely caused by swaybar end-link joints. Newer cars use solid rods with ball and socket joints, to connect the ends of the swaybar to the frame. These ball and socket joints at the end of these rods, create an amazingly noticeable and annoying noise in the car when you go over the slightest bump. There is no way to test these things unless you disconnect one end and check to see how tight the ball is in the socket just by wigging the with your hands. If they move around at all without pressure, they are no good. Go to ebay and search "bmw endlinks " for a picture.


Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Rear Suspension noise on 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee V8

Check sway bar. On some models as suspension sags, sway bar outer ends will contact the body, leaving a mark or dent just above the end, causing a bang over bumps. Only way to correct this is to change springs or add a spring lift.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Suspension knock on small bumps

Could be anti roll bar isolator bushes starting to wear or link rods,

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: 96 Golf 2.0GTI 8v knocking noise from rear when accelerating

its probably your bump stops. the vw ones are very soft. i bought ford escort (the shape after the xr3) ones and cut them a little down to fit. i think the noise is either your shock touching or the sound of the tire scraping the body of the car. hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

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SOURCE: front knocking noise/rattling

could also be a bad strut bearing if it does it at a stand still or you start hearing a twang sound it's in the strut section usualy also you might want to look at your lower controll arm bushings they will wear out sometimes faster than others and other bushings also look arround heck crawl under if you can and dont be afraid to us a desk lamp for light if you need it who cares what the neighbours think they dont pay for the repairs you do

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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