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Why does my engine make a thump when driving?

2000 chevy cavalier makes a thumping noise when the gear is dropped into drive. Also, while driving it makes it as well, going slow or fast. 2.2 L automatic.

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    David S May 16, 2014

    Also, trac off light and engine light are on. Replaced spark plugs and bought premium gas to clean it out. The thump is a hard jerking motion.



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Might want to have your motor mounts checked....

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its your tyre, if it sounds like a flat when you drive your tyre has warped very difficult to see on a normal inspection, we get it a lot in spain.

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Rotate tires front to back and test drive if same thumping is felt then tires not the problem.
Next check out ball joints/ tie rods
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sounds like a tire may have a flat spot on it, causeing it to make a thump noise. the main cause for this is bad shocks or struts on that side.

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SOURCE: I have a 2002 Chevy

tengo un problema con mi cavalier 2001. cuando el ventilador enciende prende una luz que indica trac off. luego empiesa a fallar el carro tarda para avansar le piso y se siente como si fuera en nutrial y avienta el cambio brusca mente y se apaga el motor.<!-- from fixya rte -->

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