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Q: rooling clunking noise under deceleration on 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX

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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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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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.
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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