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Noise in rear when braking

My1996 Chevrolet Cavalier makes a pounding noise in the rear of the car when I hit the brakes. Feels and sounds like someone is kicking the rear bumper every time I apply the brakes going forward. I checked everything on the rear axel and can find nothing loose nor can I see where anything is shifting??? I just cant figure it out…

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  • jacknpa Aug 23, 2008

    When braking the vehicle, the rear wheels lock up, causing the tires to skid, making a clunking noise in the rear. Brakes & drums appear to be in good shape. I always thought with ABS the brakes sould not lock at all.

  • Linkto Jan 27, 2009

    Same problem here, knocking in rear passenger wheel when braking and moving forward only, inspected brake pads, and assemblies and saw no visible signs of anything wrong.

  • kaenlm Mar 03, 2009

    I keep taking caviliar 1999 to car dealer---tell them that the Rear Break Drumms and the Rear brake shoes are out of alignment..
    they keep putting in new rear Brake drumms and will not listen to me..


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Change the rear brake shoes it worked on mine

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