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What Causes A Clunking Noise When Going Over Bumps?

What Causes A Clunking Noise When Going Over Bumps?

If you hear those annoying clunking noises when going over bumps, it means that something is wrong with the suspension system. Since the suspension system includes various parts, any of them could be faulty. These are the areas to check the next time you hear these sounds on the road. Worn or Damaged Struts When struts are damaged, the strut shocks fail to perform as they should. Also, the strut housing may get dented, causing shocks to keep popping in and out of the strut tube. You can also try to steer the car wheels and check for noises. Worn or Damaged Leaf Spring Shackles Leaf springs are found on trailers, trucks, vans, and SUVs to aid in off-road conditions. Unfortunately, leaf springs may bend or break. When they do, they produce a clunking sound. This problem is usually found on one end of the leaf spring shackles. Damaged or Worn Control Arms Control arms can wear out even in normal road conditions. The damage and wear ... read more

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