When the brakes are pressed hard why would the car make a thumping sound?
More details would help a lot but going on the details you provided. I would guess possibly a defective strut or strut mount. A defective spring or one of its components. A defective shock and or possibly a bad ball joint. I would try pushing up and down on each corner of the car and see if you hear the sound then try to pin point where the sound is coming from and go from there. If you still don't know see a pro. , EzForJesus
This may be too simple of an answer so i apologise if it is too simple but your 96 Intrepid is equipped with anti-lock brakes. When your brakes lock up by pressing the pedale reall hard the car automatically will pump them at a super fast pace helping to slow the car better. Your car also might come with "Traction Control" Basically what this does is if the wheels are spinning it again will use the anti lock feature to try to regain traction so you may feel the same thumping on ice or real wet roads.
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sound like you have "grabbing" brakes to me. i would check them for contamination and if they are then you will need new brakes and to replace all rubber components, and if your brakes are not contaminted i would start checking wheel bearings, warped rotor or drum, and the balance of your tires. i would check your rotor or drum first, that is most likely the cause
Which wheels would the wheel cylinders be on if a vehicle has front disc brakes and rear drum brakes?
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No it is not normal. I am not a mechanic but whenever my brakes make a clicking sound or poping sound, I think there might be something loose or stuck in the brakes. The first thing I would do is elimante other noise sources such as ball joints, etc. Then I would have someone walk beside the vehicle while I reversed to pinpoint if the noise is from the rear or front. Chances are it…
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Sound comes from the Front Left Wheel. But When pressing the brake pedal the sound goes off. When pressing the gas pedal again the sound is coming. Please suggest you the problem It is 2001 Elantra?
well that is a warning sighn they do to let you know your brakes are getting down there meaning time to get new ones I dont agree with that if it were the brakes then you would here it when you apply the brakes. If you hear it when you are on the gas then it could be the cv-shaft. If it is then it could cost you around 200 - 350 dollars.
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More info: 87 Crown Victoria 5.0 engine The sound is coming from the drivers side wheel vicinity and can be heard better when the window is rolled up (less outside noise to drown it out?) It does not occur when standing still. The sound is cyclical according to how fast I am going. It squeals faster as the car speeds up and like wise slows down when I do. It is not likely the brakes…
Why would there be a thumping sound coming from the passenger side rear tire after a spin out but only reaching a speed of 30MPH or higher?
Chances are that you have 'flat spotted' a tyre. That is, the tyre is no longer round. This happens when a tyre skids. Either but locking the brakes or asking the wheel to spin about an axis that it cannot spin (i.e. a spin-out). You can check for a flat spot by lifting the car on a jack and turning the wheel by hand. You can also try putting on the spare to see if…