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#11 Old 02-17-2008, 09:28 PM
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same thing just started happening to me tonight. Is it safe to drive? I tried to look to see if anything was visibly wrong but its dark out so i cant see jack...

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edit: car only has 14000 miles on it so its still under warranty.

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#12 Old 02-17-2008, 09:31 PM
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im sure its safe to drive. but over time it can wear on our suspension system. 14000 miles? i would call up ur service dept. mine has 33000 miles so im takin mine in tomorrow ive got 3000 miles left on my warranty. i wish i had the $$$ to get the pedderized setup @ precision motorsports pretty much change out every bushing in the suspension system but it cost alot of $$$

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#13 Old 02-20-2008, 01:53 PM
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check the computer

i had this problem, under the hood in front of pass. seat the computer is mounted, and when you hit a bump it "bottoms out", if you push on it you will hear the same noise, i pulled mine out and put electrical tape on the bottom, you can even see why it happens, they used one little half inch rubber spacer,hope this helps
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Took it the dealer to see what was up and they said that there was a rock stuck between the muffler and the frame. Kinda felt stupid but i didn't have any other choice but to take it in. I don't have ramps or anything to look under and I'm a big guy so crawling under the car just doesn't work for me. Needless to say I'm glad that it wasn't anything bad.
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dizzle can u take a pic of what ur talking about.
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this just started last week. car has 33000 miles. i can only hear it at low speeds less than 40mph but really hear it around 10mph. its like a rattling sound thats coming from my fronts wheels. only happens when i go over bumps and cracks in the road. it sounds like something is loose like a bolt or something. i checked the wheel lug nuts and they're tight because i did them myself. doesnt happen everytime i turn the wheel only over bumps/cracks. i have stock suspension. anybody know what it could be? oh yeah my warranty is up. just my luck
I had some metallic rattles coming from the front wheels. In my case it was some loose/missing brake shield (? those metal shields on the inside area of the rotors) bolts. It was a very annoying sound... I discovered it by getting under the car and playing with parts around the wheel area. I hope your fix is an easy one.

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Mine was sway bar end links..... only happened at low speeds and over bumps.

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happening to me too.. going over small bumps at 10mph ( manhole covers, drains) there is a quicj clunking from right front. When i go over the same bumps with left tires, no noise.
I checjed the computer./ fuse box under the hood mentioned in this thread and it was fine. Going in to dealer Saturday for oil change/tire rotation , so will report that as well. 18,000 miles..

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I've also got the same problem. The front clunks when going over bumps, pot holes, etc. I've had it in the dealerships 3 times and of coarse the dealer can't here it. I'll tell you what though its a bunch of annoying problems like this and lack of dealer support that will keep me from buying another DCX car. I also have a honing noise coming from the front left tire when braking at a rolling stop I believe is related.

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#20 Old 02-27-2008, 08:47 PM
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I noticed a rattling sound coming from the front passenger side. Sounds similar to what a lot of people are referring to. Driving relatively slow hitting bumps such as manhole covers etc.

It took me a long time to figure out what it was. The dash started to rattle. I hove over 36K so I haven't taken it to a dealer. I haven't had a chance to look at it to see if I can figure out what the cause is. If you wedge something between the dash and the windshield the rattling sound will go away.

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