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Problem with clunking on left side of car.

When my son tries to drive his car,there is a clunking noise from left front passengers side.He has checked cv joints but they look fine.Can anyone
tell us what else it could be please.

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  • Randall LaClaire May 11, 2010

    Clunking. Can you be a little more specific? Does it happen when going over bumps or potholes, or does it occur constantly when in motion? Also, if it only happens going over bumps, is it over even tiny ones, or only when hitting medium or large bumps? I have some ideas but without clarification on the specifics, I'm not sure I can point you in the right direction.



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I had the same problem. Check the brake pads.As they age they get loose and clap while driving . It sounds like something is loose.

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If someone has done the brakes on your car, they didn't put the brake pad shims above and below the pads. these shims fit in the caliper bracket. they are not available from toyota. Some after market brakes have these shims in the box. now it that is not the case then your backing plate is held with three #20 female torx screws, that some times comes lose. you cant tight it, just take some silicone and slap a bead from the plate to the knuckle. weaving back and forth. lose wheel will not make that noise . toyota has a prob., with their sway bar link kit also . just check it by grabbing it either ball joint on the link and move it up/down or in/out. you cant see it but u can feel it. shock usually do not make clunking but rather thudding.

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You need to Check the Shocks and Bearings on that Side. These are the Common Problems with the Symptons as Described above. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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