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I have a 10 day old Mitsubishi Outlander which on the highway clucks when a highway has any kind of bump or unsmooth pavement - very noticeable at 60 mph, but begins sooner.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Outlander yourself? What have you tried so far?

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I have a 10 day old Mitsubishi Outlander which on the highway clucks when a highway has any kind of bump or unsmooth pavement - very noticeable at 60 mph, but begins sooner.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Outlander yourself? What have you tried so far?

I took it back to the garage where I purchased it, after informing them about it earlier, . .. we went for a city drive with one person in the backseat and the other driving. .. they could feel it, and checked the air in tires which was higher than should be - - so lowered it to the correct pressure. The next drive was better and acceptable (I was in the front sear). However, on the way home the car at 60 mph was still clucking with each unsmooth area of pavement.

Mechanic's Assistant: How old are the tires? And have they been a problem in the past?

The car is 10 days old.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I was going to check the oil today, and probably should have done that before asking my questions..

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So lowering the tire pressure only camouflaged the problem which still exists. they need to put it back up on the lift and check the exhaust system real close. there may be a part that was never tightened.

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