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I noticed this first on abrupt braking, and on the weekend, I noticed that on right turns I have this little clink sound. On braking, it is almost a rubbing sound with a clunk. I replaced my tranny mount about 2 months ago, and none of these were the symptoms as to why I replaced it. I know some of you have had this problem, so did anyone get it fixed. Thanx if you can help.....:)
 

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I also get a ittle clunk sound at times when I press the brakes at certain speeds but I usually hear it when I put the car in reverse to park and then I press on the brakes. Its real annoying and I usually just hear it on the rear of the passenger side.
 

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Triton3K said:
I also get a ittle clunk sound at times when I press the brakes at certain speeds but I usually hear it when I put the car in reverse to park and then I press on the brakes. Its real annoying and I usually just hear it on the rear of the passenger side.
Dee.... not sure what it could be. That sounds like it might be a different probl;em than mine.

Someone has to have a clue as to what these mystery sounds are...
 

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I've had this before. The first thing to check is the brake pads. They have to be properly shimmed or you can get that clinking and/or clunking. Also ask make sure the goop is put on, too. Someone help me here - what is that goop called?
 
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Unfortunately I too have experienced this "clunking"! I only hear it when I reverse and press the brakes...wonder what it could be?
 

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sfearing said:
I've had this before. The first thing to check is the brake pads. They have to be properly shimmed or you can get that clinking and/or clunking. Also ask make sure the goop is put on, too. Someone help me here - what is that goop called?
I have not had any work done on the brakes since I have owned it, but it is worth checking. My step-dad also said the same thing. Thanx.
 

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Unfortunately I too have experienced this "clunking"! I only hear it when I reverse and press the brakes...wonder what it could be?
Maybe I will have to try hitting the brakes in reverse and see if I can make this noise also. Does it hapeen when you press the brakes harder or softer??
 

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Just a comment...

Guess it's just one of the joys of owning a Legend...funny how most of the problems/noises we find are shared with others identically.:) Kinda makes ya feel good/better about it because it's not only you!
 

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Re: Just a comment...

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Guess it's just one of the joys of owning a Legend...funny how most of the problems/noises we find are shared with others identically.:) Kinda makes ya feel good/better about it because it's not only you!
I agree 100%. I have learned so much about these cars and cars in general from people on this board. Especially when trying to diagnose the headgasket problem on my 91 sedan, people were very helpful. Only if someone knew about the mystery clunk.....
 

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First thing you need to do is to determine whether the sound is from the front or rear, then LT or RT. Usually, a "clunk" is a loose or worn suspension part ex. tierod, balljoint, A-arm bushing, stabilizer link, damper upper mount bushing, etc. If the "clunk" is heard when the vehicle is "loaded"; brake on, moving from P to D, then the problem could be a CV joint. You are now on a quest...
 

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I can usually hear the clunk on my car when I go in reverse and step on the brakes. My friend told me it might be the suspension cause he works at the Acura Dealer and he's gonna try to get me in there and take a look at the car to see whats wrong with it.
 

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First thing you need to do is to determine whether the sound is from the front or rear, then LT or RT. Usually, a "clunk" is a loose or worn suspension part ex. tierod, balljoint, A-arm bushing, stabilizer link, damper upper mount bushing, etc. If the "clunk" is heard when the vehicle is "loaded"; brake on, moving from P to D, then the problem could be a CV joint. You are now on a quest...
Last night I was going down a bumpy road and I noticed a a bumping sound from the front left part of the car when going over bumps. I am thinking that these are related symptoms. My clunk happens when braking and turning right. It sounds like the front left part of the car.
 

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LPB said:
First thing you need to do is to determine whether the sound is from the front or rear, then LT or RT. Usually, a "clunk" is a loose or worn suspension part ex. tierod, balljoint, A-arm bushing, stabilizer link, damper upper mount bushing, etc. If the "clunk" is heard when the vehicle is "loaded"; brake on, moving from P to D, then the problem could be a CV joint. You are now on a quest...
I agree totally with him. I was thinking motor mount at first. Of course it is hard to diagnose the prob when you are not even near the car. Good luck
 

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I do not have the problem anymore. Acura said it was a tire out of balance for the clunk. But I also replaced my control arms (upper) and bought new tires.... so I am not sure what it could really be.
 
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