I have a 2001 civic and when I start driving in the morning I hear Metal
sounding Ca-Chunk, It happens after about 1000 ft or so. Also I notice
when I am driving less than 10 MPH and idol forward I can hear a repeated
Metal sounding Thump. Just wondering if anyone may know what this may be
before I take it in for service and get hosed since I have no idea what it
is. Is almost sounds like when you run over a rock and it comes up and hits
the underside of the car.
Does it mention in your Owner's Manual that the ABS system will make a
noise when your vehicle first starts out in the morning?
You might want to get out your tire iron and check all lug nuts too,
Tim, 'Curly' isn't pulling your leg. It probably isn't the lugs, but if it
*is* don't expect any clearer warning before your wheel comes off while
you're going down the road. Checking them is quick, cheap and easy. Your
Several years ago I left work to find the drive blocked by a Caddy. The
guard said the driver was making a U-turn and the front wheel collapsed -
broken ball joint. The guard had asked her if the car had been shaking and
shimmying when crossing railroad tracks, and she answered, "Yeah! Just like
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