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Old 09-14-2006, 01:00 PM   #1
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Has anyone had this problem with their Bonnie GXP? Just started about a week ago. Sounds to me like a strut problem But I haven't had a chance to look. I will take it to the dealership tomorrow but thought I would ask here first.

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how many miles are on it?
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I have about 18000 miles on it.
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I have about 18000 miles on it.
strange, thats really soon to develop a clunking noise... perhaps its something as simple as the spare tire??
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Ya, I'm with Toasty, check too see if the spare or jack is loose.
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Sorry guys. Already did that. The sound is more focused to the right side of the car. Thought it might be spare as I had it out a little while back but checked and everything is tight. I will check again though.

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Just another thought, could the exhaust system be moving around and hitting something? You might try moving / shaking it a bit to see if you hear anything.
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I tried that but couldn't get the same noise. The exhaust is pretty tight. Anyway, I have to put the car in the shop this Friday to get the front break calipers looked at so I will get them to check it out then.

I am getting a high pitched squeal/rattle from the front breaks. I read in a previous post that stated the caliper might be hanging up. So, this is also my opportunity to get the ceramics put on.

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I don't know if the rear suspension is the same on the GXP, but on the earlier 2000+ models the rear top strut mount would go and cause quiite a clunk in the back.
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They arent the same. the GXP has it'* own suspension, designate FE5 . I wouldnt think the mount would give so early in its life.... But with this car.... anythings possible. Did you get it to the Dealer yet DP?
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