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There is a bang in the rear end of the car everytime I accelerate. Sounds like it is coming from underneath the back seat, in that general area. I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander

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  • philo06 Mar 14, 2011

    It does not sound like it has to do with the suspension. It sounds like a thud that occurs when you accelerate after slowing down. Is it possible that it could be the transmission or transfer case?


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Only 3 things can shift wide enough to generate the bang: the muffler, one of the supports for the shocks attached to the rear axle and the rear shaft's intermediate support. All 3 are attached to the body of the car with rubber bushings that have either aged and got loose or they failed all-together.
The only way to determine which is the cause is to get under the car and to start shaking the parts - either with your bare hand or with a small lever. The part that has too much play or on which the bushing is visibly damaged is the culprit - replace the damaged bushing.

Posted on Mar 14, 2011

  • Azrael SRL Mar 14, 2011

    No, both of them are in the middle of the car, and if one of their supports would have been loose you would have got a lot more problems. Get under the car and start shaking stuff.


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