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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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Help... I dunno what happend

I was driving home in my 96 cougar from a country town like 40 miles away..because thats where my SHO is...so i was turning the corner to get to my house and i hear this loud clank clank that sounded like it came from the rear end...so i go over a bump and it does it again..then i make another right turn to go to my house and i hear it again. I have no idea what this is...sounds like something broke underneath..or something really bad happend. Please help me..it scared the crap out of me when i heard it..i thought one of my tires was fallin off. I dunno if something broke because i go down bumpy country roads or what.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 07:29 PM
 
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You won't know for sure what it is until you look.
The following things can make clunking noises...

Springs not seated on cushions or rubbing on body or worn out cushions.
Bad bushings in crossmember, a-frames, swaybars, swaybar links, shocks.
Bad stub axle u-joints or bad driveshaft u-joints.
Bad wheel bearings.
Bad differential side carrier bearings or pinion bearings.
Bad/broken brake shoe retaining springs.
Lose wheel lug nuts.
Muffler hangers.
etc.
etc.
etc.

You get the idea...
Doctor, I have a pain - what is it?
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-26-2003, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Well..i dont think it would be wheel bearings because wouldnt do it all the time...especally since i was on the highway doin 80mph..lol. Ill know more tomorrow..once i get under there and look at it...if it happens to be a ujoint....is it ok to still drive on it or will i do major damage?
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