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Old 12-13-2009, 11:37 PM
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Default Car makes clunking sound at complete stop?

hey guys, i recently bought a used s2000 and i really love the car. i notice that whenever my car makes a complete stop, theres a clunking noise somewhere under my car.. i think its the brakes but im not sure. my brakes also sqeals when i brake, but the brakes are still really good. i notice that there are after market slotted rotors on my car too..could the after market rotors be causing the clunking and squealing noises? its just 1 light *CLUNK* by the way when i stop and then sometimes when i take off on first gear, i hear it too..what can be the problem??
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any help would be greatly appreciated guyssss
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:53 AM
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Axle nut could be lose on the rears, they need to be torqued higher than spec. don't quote me but I think the manual says 180 lbs/ft and it supposed to be 2x0... 220? somebody help me out. Anyway, the clunk from a dead stop is often caused by that although i never heard anyone say their car did that while coming TO a stop. start there anyway. it's easy to do and it might solve your issue.
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How about sway bar end links?
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is the clunking as your put the tranny into 1st gear, or does it sound like it's coming from the body/suspension area ?. I know these cars will clunk when you go into 1st gear at a stop.
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yeah ill try and retorque the axel nuts and then see how that works out. the clunk happens sometimes when the car starts moving.. theres no clunk noise when i put it in first gear. and also where are the sway bar end links and how do i check on those if their making the clunk?
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can my brakes be a possibility in causing this issue??
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