1997 Prelude. Noise, a thump comes the rear of the car when going over a road rut. Why?
This car is in excellent condition. My mechanic cannot find the reason for the noise in the rear as the car travels over a bomp or rut in the road. What could it be?
That said, any mechanic should be able to discover that kind of problem
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All we can do here is guess.
Sway bar bushings, sway bar links, strut mounts, struts, spring mounts, ball joints, bumper cover, exhaust, something bouncing around in the trunk area. For the shop the information that you provide about the noise is all about setting the conditions for the tech to be able to get the noise to occur and then he/she can employ a number of techniques to confirm the source of the sound. There are times that it takes more than one technician in order to prove if the sound is traveling directly to the driver, if it is a transmitted sound, or even if it is an echo off of the road or something that you are driving past.