Civic Issue

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.
Thanks.
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Tim wrote:

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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, seriously :-)
'Curly'
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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 choice.
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 that!"
Mike
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