I'm hearing a clunk and bang from the back of my car. The symptoms:

  • 2010 RAV4, 6 cyl, AWD, 75kmiles.
  • Clunk from rear sometimes when rounding sharp corners at low speed.
  • Clunk from rear sometimes when shifting from reverse to drive.

I'm suspecting the rear suspension, or possibly the transmission/drive-train. Anyone have any thoughts.

  • Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! Mar 11, 2019 at 16:10
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    Check all the rear suspension joints...
    – Solar Mike
    Mar 11, 2019 at 16:41
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    Do you hear a whirring sound sometimes when accelerating? _Could) be a worn differential. (Although I'd also vote for the rear suspension as being more likely.) Mar 11, 2019 at 17:26
  • SolarMike Thanks, will do. the_storyteller No, I hear no such whining, but can't say I have been paying attention closely. I will listen closely. Thanks!
    – jfaller
    Mar 11, 2019 at 17:50


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