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Suspension noise, clunking noise during turns and uneven road travel

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  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    Thanks 4 the info, but my noise problem has been identified as wear on the suspension-to-body mount. The dealers approach is to keep tightening the bolts until threads are stripped or the warranty has expired, whichever comes first. I should have bought a Lexus, and I will next ime if they dont replace those body mounts. I'm at 48000 miles of the 50000 mile warranty, I've been complaining about this problem for about 25000 plus miles and about 7 or 8 repair trips to the dealer. If I have to pay for this, I'll never spend a dime in their repair shop or by another GM car.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    clunking in susension on uneven roads

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Hear a distinct clunking noise when switching gears from reverse to F or vice versa.This is a FWD ,V6 .About 100th. Miles

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Maybe you need to use premium or plus gas. Regular gas can corrode the engine.

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The clunking noise is now a grinding noise in the front driver side. I am told that it is a part attached to the steering box component.


Get it to a reputable suspension shop to have it checked out,if it was said a part on the steering then you don't want to risk losing steering when the worn parts break.Speculating it could be tie rods,sway bar links,ball joints,bushings etc etc everything that moves when you hit the bumps.

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If you have rear disc brakes, the inner part of the rotor has a drum for Emergency brakes and these linings often peel off their brake shoe. The loose lining can get ground up in the turning rotor hub. The Emergency brakes are pinned to the brake backing plate and can clunk when the shoes shift. If you have rear drum brakes the shoes may be out of adjustment or worn out leaving room to rock as vehicle direction changes.
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I am assuming that the vibration is not constant?

Therefore we need to look at some loose suspension/steering parts like tie rods, ball joints and/or steering column.

If you wait a while you may find the concern is easier to find because you'll hear a clunking noise but this is not the safe path since the part is already failing

bottom line, if you do not have suspension/steering experience your best bet will be to take your vehicle to a good shop or dealer ASAP


let me know if I can be any further assistance.

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