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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX Question: rooling clunking noise under deceleration



, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Ontario, CA, March 15, 2011, 04:37

recently my wife and I bought an eclipse gsx "awd turbo for those who don't know :)" well anyways under deceleration in any gear I hear a loud clunk that seems to sound like a jack hamer is hitting my undercarriage lol sometimes it sounds like it's coming from the front sometimes it sounds like it's coming from the back, it even does this in a push start situation but doesn't engage motor turn just rolling clunk noise :(. I have a couple of theories but want a second opinion cause both these theories seem quite expensive. can anyone help or has anyone had this issue before?

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  • Answer #1

    overbys from Overbys Inc, March 15, 2011, 09:16

    nothing will work to diagnose a noise like this except a
    physical inspection. if something is indeed hitting the
    chassis, better get this checked ASAP. a good local Japanese specialty shop is best.

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  • Answer #2

    March 15, 2011, 09:42

    check the axles for lossness or bad joints.
    also, the motor mount may be bad allowing the motor to move around too much..


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  • Answer #3

    Visitor, March 17, 2011, 00:35

    check the carrier bearings on the driveshaft. guarantee thats the problem. DSM fan and mechanic for 10 years. I've seen this alot!

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  • Answer #4

    Visitor, April 24, 2011, 21:01

    possibly your flywheel bolts are coming loose

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