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Apologies if this isn’t the correct area to ask however, my SE is going in for its next service in a week and thought I’d ask for some advice.

Since the previous service there has been a ‘clunking’ noise when breaking at low speed and also when accelerating and when releasing the throttle. Any ideas what might be causing this? Cars done about 27000 miles.

Any help would be appreciated. I would like to feel informed before they try and fob me off. Thanks.
 

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Apologies if this isn’t the correct area to ask however, my SE is going in for its next service in a week and thought I’d ask for some advice.

Since the previous service there has been a ‘clunking’ noise when breaking at low speed and also when accelerating and when releasing the throttle. Any ideas what might be causing this? Cars done about 27000 miles.

Any help would be appreciated. I would like to feel informed before they try and fob me off. Thanks.
Where is the clunking sound coming from, the front, rear, etc.?

I had a strange rear-end clunk on my 2011 that I never could identify, and it never got to the point of anything breaking, so whatever it was, it wasn't harmful.

Some of the earlier model LXs had a front-end clunk that turned out to be the sway-bar end links IIRC. It wasn't anything destructive, but it was loud enough to bother people. Somebody figured out it could be eliminated by taking the end link nut off and reversing I think, but I'd be surprised if that was your problem (unless yours is an older model, like 2010 or something).
 

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Thanks for the reply. The noise comes from the front end, there seems to be a small delay after pressing the break or accelerator and then 'clunk'. I have noticed when sitting in traffic that there is a similar noise when releasing the brake pedal, not as smooth as I would expect for a 2015 model car. I am not used to an auto but I'd expect it to be smoother than it is. Not sure what to expect.
 

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Thanks for the reply. The noise comes from the front end, there seems to be a small delay after pressing the break or accelerator and then 'clunk'. I have noticed when sitting in traffic that there is a similar noise when releasing the brake pedal, not as smooth as I would expect for a 2015 model car. I am not used to an auto but I'd expect it to be smoother than it is. Not sure what to expect.
Can you feel the clunking through the steering wheel or either of the pedals, or is it just an audible sound with no noticeable vibration?

Is it loud enough to catch with a recorded Sound clip?
 

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I can feel a slight vibration in both pedals especially when braking at low speeds. It's like a 'thud' and I can feel it through the brake pedal. Imagine having something loose in the trunk when you brake but the sound coming from the front end. When in traffic the brake pedal makes a 'straining' sound, almost like its not lubricated properly, when I'm releasing it. I don't think it would be recordable, I'm not sure that it could you could distinguish it from other road noises. Strange thing was that I left the car sitting for 7 weeks when I went home for the summer, when I came back the sound had gone. It came back after two weeks or so.
 

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Apologies if this isn’t the correct area to ask however, my SE is going in for its next service in a week and thought I’d ask for some advice.

Since the previous service there has been a ‘clunking’ noise when breaking at low speed and also when accelerating and when releasing the throttle. Any ideas what might be causing this? Cars done about 27000 miles.

Any help would be appreciated. I would like to feel informed before they try and fob me off. Thanks.
Hi Ball07,

Feel free to send us a PM with any questions or concerns that may arise during your dealership appointment, we're happy to assist if needed!

Andrea
Dodge Social Care Specialist
 

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I can feel a slight vibration in both pedals especially when braking at low speeds. It's like a 'thud' and I can feel it through the brake pedal. Imagine having something loose in the trunk when you brake but the sound coming from the front end. When in traffic the brake pedal makes a 'straining' sound, almost like its not lubricated properly, when I'm releasing it. I don't think it would be recordable, I'm not sure that it could you could distinguish it from other road noises. Strange thing was that I left the car sitting for 7 weeks when I went home for the summer, when I came back the sound had gone. It came back after two weeks or so.
Do you get it immediately after braking/accelerating no matter what speed, or is only at low speeds, i.e. when you are stopped and accelerate or about to come to a complete stop after braking?
 

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Also, if you are taking it in to have someone try to diagnose an issue like this, you will be better off if you can get to where you can recreate the problem on demand.

I say that because this sort of problem is just nebulous enough that they may say they couldn't replicate the sound and give you the car back without having done much in the way of really troubleshooting the issue.

But if it comes down to that, and you tell them you can recreate it if they'll send a tech along for a drive with you, you will have a much better probability of them actually digging and trying to identify the problem (assuming you can make it happen with a tech present and able to experience it 1st hand).

That's been my experience anyway...
 
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