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1996 Chrysler Concorde Question: 96 Chrysler Concorde Clunking noise when put in reverse.

 

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jromer81, 3.3L V6, Livonia, MI, October 31, 2012, 13:05
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I have a 96 chrysler concorde with the 3.3L V6 engine. With my foot on the brake when I shift into reverse it makes a clunking noise. When I go from reverse to drive it makes a clunking noise and I can't figure out what it is??? I have replaced the motor mounts, trans mount, inner and outter tie rod ends, CV axles, struts, all 4 sub frame bushings, steering rack, end links and sway bar bushings. Any help would be appreciated the car runs great other then that and only has 75,000 miles on it.

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    October 31, 2012, 14:33
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    TRY IT WITH PARK BRAKE ON ONLY!! DOES IT DO IT THEN? ALSO WHAT IS IDLE RPM IN PARK?

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    jromer81, October 31, 2012, 14:45
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    Yes it does it with the parking brake on and the idle in park is roughly 900-950 RPM

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    globalhelper October 31, 2012, 14:38
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    ck trans and motor mounts

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    jromer81, October 31, 2012, 14:45
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    Like I stated above already replaced both motor mounts and the trans mount less then 1,000 miles ago.

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    pushrod, October 31, 2012, 14:55
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    HAVE IT CHECKED BY A SHOP WITH A DRIVE ON LIFT!!

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    jromer81, October 31, 2012, 15:10
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    I guess I will have to to that. I was hoping someone had a suggestion that I could look into before doing that.

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    pushrod, October 31, 2012, 15:34
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    THAT'S THE ONLY THING I CAN THINK OF AFTER YOU HAVE JUST ABOUT COVERED EVERYTHING ELSE.
    POSS. INTERNAL TRANS. NOISE. BUT WITH A TECH. STANDING UNDER THE CAR AND ANOTHER SHIFTING GEARS I THINK IT HAS TO SHOW UP.

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    October 31, 2012, 17:09
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    you need to have a competent mechanic in a shop look at it while it is on a lift...when someone is in the car seat shifting it...the mechanic can then pinpoint the clunking noise.

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    pushrod, October 31, 2012, 17:33
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    GREAT ANSWER, WHY DIDN'T I THINK OFF THAT!!

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    globalhelper, October 31, 2012, 17:46
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    ck the motor mount bolts they may have come loose

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    jromer81, October 31, 2012, 18:11
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    Already double checked them they are tight

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    your.mechanic, October 31, 2012, 21:06
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    Seriously J Romer, WHO is looking and working on this car? I think you have to find someone else to look at this car after both motor mounts; subframe bushings; cv axleshafts; tie-rods; rack & pinion; and struts were replaced and you STILL have a clunking problem. I think the mechanic is YOU cause there is NO ONE that patient who will allow such "blind sand-bag" repair to be done using SIX (yes SIX) different parts and these are NOT cheap parts either! GET SOMEONE ELSE to look at this car before you buy another part.....(I'm betting that those "tight" motor mount bolts are threaded in wrong and making you think that they are already tight when they really are CROSS-THREADED)

    ...damn EIGHT parts, I missed the sway-bar bushings and end-links!!!

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