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Clunking in back when going...
Clunking in back when going over bumps, even small ones.
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: In the back somewhere. I recently put it on jack stands and checked everything for looseness. found nothing. Been going on for a few months.
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2003 MINI Cooper S
JA: Are you fixing your MINI yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have only put it on jack stands and tried physically pushing and pulling as well as rotating wheels.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I installed the KONI FSD's and replaced all bushings with polyurethane bushings a couple years ago.
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12/30/2016
Todd M
Todd M, ASE Certified Technician
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Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be attempting to help you today. I advise you to have your struts or strut mounts inspected. this sound like a classic case with the issues you described. Try pushing down on the back bumper to rock the car. I'm sure that you will notice excessive play/bounce in the rear.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
That is the thing I did that and there is no bounce.

The strut mount has to be visually inspected a lot of times. If the strut is strong, it will not bounce much, but the strut mount could still be defective.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Ok, I will have to check that. Probably going to have to remove strut to check.

Yes, you will.

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Good luck. If you found this information helpful, a positive rating would be great.

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Thank you..

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Replaced struts and still have noise.

Hello. I'm sorry to hear that. Did you inspect the surrounding components? Tie rod arm, cv axle, control arm?

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Give me a few moments to pull up your suspension..

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I would inspect 3, 15, 1, 5, 6, and 17. 4 should also be inspected. One of these things would have to your issue. Don't just change parts for no reason. Try to notice physical or mechanical issues with these parts before changing. Your issue couls be something as simple as a lose screw.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I will double check everything.

You may have to get a pry bar and put a little pressure on these things to actually get a good shaking or rocking going.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Notes, thanks for the tip

No problem. Let me know what happens. Also, don't forget to rate the service. Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Double checked and it was all tight. I then started checking everything else in the rear of the car. Turned out to be the rear bumper cover. It was a little loose all around. Tightened it all up and put some o-rings to fill the gap where a couple expansion screws just weren't pulling everything together tightly.
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