91 Corolla DX
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Steubenville, OH
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Rattling noise when driving over bumps, etc
Hey, guys. I haven't been on this forum in a while, but I could really use a little help if anyone has a moment.
I have a '91 Corolla DX with about 68,000 miles on it. For a while now, it's been making knocking/rattling noises when going over bumps. I thought it was probably the CV joints (they were truly jacked) and I had them replaced, but the car still rattles quite a bit on bumpy terrain or while going over a speed bump, etc. I thought maybe a broken strut or spring, but I'd think one of the two different mechanics that've looked at my car in the past two months (one changing front tires, the other replacing the front axles) would have noticed that. I looked at them myself, and they look fine. The car does not noticeably sway or bounce, though if I cut a hard corner coming down a hill there's be a big clunk like the suspension has just bottomed out.
Any thoughts? I'd love for this to be something I could fix myself.
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