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Old 05-14-05, 10:03 AM
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Please keep me posted on this. I hope this fixes my problem.
You're in NYC as well? Maybe we'll do a mini group buy and group install?

I would like to know if this fixes the problem too. I have the same problem and was about to replace the ball joints in an effor to fix it.
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Old 05-14-05, 10:05 AM
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seems like whenever i put the car in in reverse and then brake...a click sound appears....same as when i put it from reverse to drive.....a click happens after i brake..
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Old 05-14-05, 10:43 AM
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is the control arm only in the front? does the rear have some?
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Old 05-16-05, 09:30 AM
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i beelive the control arms are only in the front.
On another note. Since I'm changing my suspensions, should I be changing anything else to resolve this strange noise? Bushings? lubing certain components?
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Old 05-16-05, 10:21 AM
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before you go too crazy, are you familiar with the normal ABS pump hiss sound?
if you start the car quiet (no radio, A/C, etc), the first time you press the brake (e.g. in P shifting to R), the brake system in this car does some sort of calibration. it sounds like a hiss followed by a light clunk. the car doesn't even need to be moving to hear it. just start it quiet and hit the brake.
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Old 05-16-05, 10:28 AM
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Hissing sound doesnt bother me at all and I do hear it. But I do hear clicks when I brake at times. It does sound like something is loose or it may be my brake pads.
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Old 05-16-05, 11:32 AM
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Click, not a thump like noise? Click sounds like pads. A thump of sorts is bushings. Do you feel the noice through the car? I mean, do you feel the click vibrate through the car. If it is just an audible sound, it does sound like your brakes.
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Old 05-16-05, 01:08 PM
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not loud thumping....more of clicking...i may just need to check my brake pads and its shims. WOuld aftermarket shim kits work or should I go with OEM shims?
slickgt: get any word on those control arms??
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I don't know, but I am guessing that aftermarket shims will work.

nope no control arm bushings yet. They said they will contact me once they become available.
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I also have the same problem. It happens almost every morning. I start the car, let it warm up a bit than i put it into reverse. Once the car starts moving and i tap the brakes, i hear that clunk. Very annoying. Please let me know if the dealer was able to help you.
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Old 05-21-05, 02:05 PM
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Sound like the brake pads clicking noise. When I got my 2001 GS I'd experience the same noise after the car got over 15K miles and the brake pads about 30% worn out. Every morning when I back out my drive way and the first time I step on the brake pedal. I hear this thumbing/clicking. This is absolutely normal because the brake pads got worn out so the brake pistons will have to travel further to move the pads against the rotors.
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Old 05-27-05, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by STR8-UP-G
I also have the same problem. It happens almost every morning. I start the car, let it warm up a bit than i put it into reverse. Once the car starts moving and i tap the brakes, i hear that clunk. Very annoying. Please let me know if the dealer was able to help you.
That was my symptom too. Nearly every morning when backing up and turning when I applied the brakes I got a "clunk" or "popping" sound. I just had my lower ball joints replaced and I believe that's fixed the problem. I still notice an occasional sound but I think it's the brakes.
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