View Full Version : Horrible knocking from rear end

09-30-2010, 08:54 PM
hi ive just bought a 95 celica gt and theres an awful knocking coming from the rear when i go over any bumps i have jacked it up and both rear wheels seem to have play from side to side any one got any ideas, theres also a creaking noise if i bounce the car up and down but i dont think the two are related.cheers lee

The Captain
10-01-2010, 05:34 AM
check the anti roll stuff

10-01-2010, 05:45 AM
Clunking from the rear end usually traces to a few possible sources:
1) anti-roll/stabilizer bar end links
2) stabilizer bar bushings and mounts (very cheap to replace)
3) strut mounts
4) suspension arm bushing/bearings

Number 4 is my first suspect, simply because it seems to be the cause so often. Getting the car up on jacks and prying at the bearing points, if they're faulty, will produce a pop/clunk. The most common point of failure is the No. 2 suspension arm bearing at chassis end. The suspension arms are the four rods, running laterally between the knuckles and the centre of the chassis in pairs. The front of each pair is the No. 1 arm, the rear is the No. 2 arm.