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Old 06-29-2008, 05:14 PM
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Question Thump Thump noise when turning

Every time my car sits for 1/2 hour or overnight I hear this thumping noise for about 4 seconds as im driving slow turning a corner. It coming from a turning part near the wheel area I know that.

It only happens 1 time and then I will not hear it again until my car has been sitting for a while. It sounds like there is a huge plastic tube stuck in my tire but I checks and I don't see anything in between the treads.

Anyone knows what the hell im talking about??? LOL
IM NOT HEARING THINGS. I took my dad in the car and he also heard it.

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Old 09-23-2008, 07:47 PM
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Clanking Noise

I too get a clunking sound when the car is cold and I am pulling out of a parking space. It happens when I turn the wheel back to the center. told dealer about it and they couldn't re-create the noise. It still happens so I am going to have them look at it again when I bring my coupe in for it's 15,000 mile checkup.
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hey yea, i got the same noise but it only happened once. i have no clue what caused it tho. nissan recall??
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Clunk Noise

Haven't Seen Any Recall Or Anything. I'll Be Watching For Any Info If It Shows Up. I'm Sure There Are Tons Of Other Coupe Owners With Same Noise But They Haven't Been Paying Attention For It.
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cool keep me posted. damn so much for the perfect coupe....
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:50 PM
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it's probably the abs and/or vdc self test. once you hit 9 mph or so it will run after the car has been sitting
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Clanking

Doubt that it's brakes or self test. It only happens when turning.
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:17 AM
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I think the "clunk" is an ABS system check and the "thump, thump, thump" is a flat spot in the tire (from sitting over night) that goes away after driving for a while; either sound is normal.
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i dont know if the front axle has a sway bar on the altima but on my impala SS i had that too, turned out the sway bars in the front were low digging into the wheel when turned. the solution, tighten two bolts....
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Clunking Noise

Interesting. I'll Have The Dealer Check That When I Go In For My 15,000 Mi. Checkup.
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im getting the same thumping sound a few seconds after turn on the n the same when i trun it off.(i have the sedan 2.5s) ill be droping by the dealer soon.
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I vote flat-spots in the tires as well. These "high-performance" tires flat spot pretty badly overnight, especially during the colder nights. When I lived in IL it took me a mile or so before my car stopped vibrating after sitting all night. My dad's Lexus GS430 ('06) had this same issue.
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I actually went to a Firestone/Bridgestone Service Center to ask about the thumping sound to make sure it wasn't a belt separating in the tire. The manager explained that most of Bridgestone's (high performance) tires have extremely hard side-walls with steel belts to reinforce the tires during corning. The steel belts can develop flat spots when the car sits for long periods of time (even more so in colder climates like The Rupp suggested.) The Bridgestone manager claims the tires "round-out" after driving for about 15 miles.
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:42 AM
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I actually went to a Firestone/Bridgestone Service Center to ask about the thumping sound to make sure it wasn't a belt separating in the tire. The manager explained that most of Bridgestone's (high performance) tires have extremely hard side-walls with steel belts to reinforce the tires during corning. The steel belts can develop flat spots when the car sits for long periods of time (even more so in colder climates like The Rupp suggested.) The Bridgestone manager claims the tires "round-out" after driving for about 15 miles.
Not even 15 miles... more like 2. The tires on the GS were Bridgestone Potenza's, so this falls right inline with everything else.
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I had the same problem and took it back to the dealership. Turned out to be a bolt of the frame rubbing against the engine mount bracket. It was actually wearing away the engine mount bracket.
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