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sometimes when i turn really sharp i can hear a clunking sound in the front end. it seems like most of the time it happens when i'm backing up and turning sharp... does anyone know whats going on?
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girl_w_m3,

I hope you are joking with that response. Your Honda had a clicking noise when you turned because the CV (constant volocity) joint was worn out. This was probably due to a torn boost that allowed dirt into the CV joint which wore the joint out. The Supra is rear wheel drive, and only uses CV joints in the rear. They would not make that sound while turning.

white95supra,

If you check on www.mkiv.com you will find a tech artical about the that very sound. On that occasion it was a broken motor mount that was causing the sound. I have the same sound and have replaced both of my motor mounts, but the noise remains. Eventually I will find the source of my noise, but yours may be the motor mount.

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I picked up a rooster in the ol' possum gobbler once. It made a clucking sound. HAHAHA.... Sorry, it's the first thing I thought of. Hope that you find the problem.

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Sounds like worn out motor mounts.

I think you'll find that Steve is correct. Two of my MKIV's needed motor mount replacement. The easiest way I've found to test is find a quiet street, accellerate hard but only up to 10-15 mph, the brake firmly. You'll hear the "clunk" either on accelleration or braking, or both. Motor mounts and tranny mount will run you around $250 for parts. If your car is manual, you may want to go with the TRD motor mounts. They are stiffer - some say too stiff... Check into it.

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Steve Jarvis said:
girl_w_m3,

I hope you are joking with that response. Your Honda had a clicking noise when you turned because the CV (constant volocity) joint was worn out. This was probably due to a torn boost that allowed dirt into the CV joint which wore the joint out. The Supra is rear wheel drive, and only uses CV joints in the rear. They would not make that sound while turning.

lol...i apologize..i forgot, don't claim to know anything about supras...so i won't post on them again...my bad;)
 

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I have the same sound coming out of the left side of my car, took me a long time to figure it out. Lowered car etc still did not go away. I have been lazy to swap out the left mount. But thats the problem.

For some reason the stock ones suck.
 

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white95supra,

I'd suggest the following simple test:
Hold brake pressed down with one foot and then, while in gear (alternate between forward and reverse), press the accelerator with the other foot.
If you have a 6-spd, well, then you need a 3rd foot...
If you do hear that clunking sound then you have eliminated any sounds related to car movement and you can be quite sure it's an engine mount.
It's also a good idea to watch the engine movement while running this test so keep hood up and, if needed, get a friend to help you.

Good luck,

Jay :cool:
 
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