Trailing arm bushings can crack and break resulting in a clunking or rattle noise over bumps. Cracked bushings will require replacement.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Honda Civic Trailing Arm Bushings Crack/Break and Need Replacement
Honda Civic Problem
Average Mileage: 143,789 mi (107,579 mi - 180,000 mi)
Visitor, 1997 Honda Civic, 180,000 mi
Clunking sound over bumps and squeeking during harder stopping.
Not brake squeel. Have not repaired yet.
Honda dealer service says trailing arm bushings are cracked and need replacement. Estimate is $547 plus $80 for alignment. Taking to another mechanic for 2nd opinion. Currently, no handling issues or bumping noises heard from back-end.
rear trailing arm bushings had to be replaced (cracked)
Have to replace the rear trailing arm bushings. Have gone for about 1,000 with this problem.