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What would cause a clunking noise and judder from the drivers side of your engine?

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2005-02-02 22:19:47
2005-02-02 22:19:47

Have someone check your Engine mount

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There is one cause for this. If the throttle body is moved or adjusted in any way this will cause the judder when engaging gears.

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sounds like the right front motor mount .i replaced mine and the clunking sound went away

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Possibly a worn engine and/or gearbox mounting or exhaust mounting

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Of course it can. It depends on how worn the mount is and how far the engine is lifting on acceleration. It can cause hard shifting, clunking. Not to mention it can damage your hood if the engine torques enough to leave the mount and strike the hood. Motor mounts should be repaired as soon as possible.


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