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Old 01-09-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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Exclamation Wierd 'clunk' noise from Mazda Tribute

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I have a 2003 Mazda Tribute 3.0L V6 with about 117K miles and I've been hearing a wierd noise lately. I'm noticing this 'clunk' noise that seems to occur when I accelerate from stopped. I think it's coming from the rear, but I'm not 100% sure. This doesn't happen every time though, it's almost hard to judge when it will happen. It seems that it usually happens with a slightly hard acceleration from being stopped--not a very hard acceleration and not very smooth. I tried to record the sound, but it's too hard to pick up (too much ambient noise like wind). Any ideas on what could be causing this?
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:11 PM   #2
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Re: Wierd 'clunk' noise from Mazda Tribute

Try checking the universal joints on the drive shaft ASAP, you don't want to drop a drive shaft.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:51 PM   #3
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Re: Wierd 'clunk' noise from Mazda Tribute

if coming from front? i would check moter and tranny mounts. otherwise as he said check u/joints.
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i would check moter mounts and tranny mount or even stable lizer links and bushings. or like he said check u/joints.
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:59 PM   #5
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I'm not sure what is going on with it, it seems to be getting worse I'm bringing it to a mechanic asap
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:41 PM   #6
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Took it to a mechanic... turns out it's the motor mount... $325 for the parts and $100 for labor :/
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