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Old 18 Mar 2014, 02:48 am
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When going in reverse a clunk noise from front end of car it hapens only once when I first put it in reverse .It drives fine though.Its 2006 touring edition with 82,000 miles on it. Any ideas on what the problem could be? I am worried its a transmision problem after googling stuff then I also thought it could be a u joint?

I also have Another problem with my air conditioning ...ughh when the AC is on and my car is idling at a stop light or in drive thru the entire engine shakes like a rumbling noise you can hear and feel but when i am driving the AC works fine.It only causes problems when idleing.Any ideas what this problem could be?


I am a 27y/o female with not a lot of knowledge about cars.Any thoughts would be much appricated

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Old 18 Mar 2014, 05:30 am
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Auto or stick? If its stick its your shifter bushings. 20$ on eBay. Your idling problem with ac is your radiator fan. 60-100$ eBay,rockauto. Good luck
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Default Re: When going in reverse a clunking noise from front end of car

Sounds more like the motor mounts. The other thing is probably the fan.
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Any one of them lol. I know when I replaced my bushings id hear a click or clank up front but that's because there was no bushing at all under the hood.
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Thanks for the responses guys.Its an automatic drive...so you guys dont think its the transmision?
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Thanks for the responses guys.Its an automatic drive...so you guys dont think its the transmision?
We can't hear what you hear. But doubtful. Could even be a control arm bushing bad. Letting the arm flop around under load.
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I agree with thoughts on fan and motor mounts.

I suggest you go to parts stores like AutoZone, AdvanceAuto, etc, and ask for names of good mechanics. Ask at several places. If a name comes up 2 or more times, give them a try.
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Default Re: When going in reverse a clunking noise from front end of car

I know this will sound ridiculous but when I first got the car I didn't realize how low the front bumper was. Whenever I parked facing in against a curb, I heard a thump whenever I put it in reverse to pull out. It was the bumper thumping against the curb.
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Whenever I parked facing in against a curb, I heard a thump whenever I put it in reverse to pull out. It was the bumper thumping against the curb.
Sometimes that can actually result in the corner bumper-to-fender tabs to getting torn.
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Default Re: When going in reverse a clunking noise from front end of car

You're right! Also, if you catch it just right on a slab of curb, it can fold a corner of the license plate.
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