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Just purchased it from Toyota Dealer: There's a loud clunk when I hit the brakes hard at high speed -

I was getting a similar clunk on hard acceleration from a dead stop if I took my foot off the accelerator quickly and when I hit the brakes from slow speed . . . and they replaced all 4 motor mounts. Now there's this different clunk AND the steering seems stiff . . . What do you think?

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    Lena Azevedo-Gale Apr 27, 2015

    OK - more details based on a few more days of driving this car. It seems fine when I step on the brakes normally, whether on the freeway or street driving, but when I HIT the brakes hard at any speed, I hear and feel a loud clunk. I can't tell whether it's brake related or the front end or what? I'm concerned and considering returning the car for a refund.

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    Lena Azevedo-Gale Apr 28, 2015

    WOW!!! That's an extreme and scary recommendation! What do you think it might be, Tim? I need to tell the dealer something since they've already put a bunch of money in it.

  • Timllfixit Apr 28, 2015

    OK, sorry to scare you but anything that makes a noise like you describe involving brakes needs urgent action. The comment about engine mounts is sound, so, if you have a neighbour who is more experienced with car stuff get them to come out with you. The noise may be nothing more than an engine/trans steady link but I always advise brake problems to be looked at urgently. What does the dealer say/ Have they come with you on a test drive? It sounds like you could have no trouble repeating the fault. Get the dealer mechanic to go with you but find a quiet side street and show him what happens.

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Tie rod or ball joints

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    Lena Azevedo-Gale Apr 28, 2015

    Thanks . . . not good things . . .

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Take it back to the dealer. NOW!! Before it kills you or someone else.

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    Lena Azevedo-Gale Apr 28, 2015

    WOW! That's an extreme and scary response! Would you please tell me what you think might be the problem?

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