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Clunk on release of accelerator

Discussion in 'Prius v Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by ak907, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. ak907

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    Just as the title says I have a clunk coming from the car (2012 Prius v) when I quickly release the accelerator. More specifically it has to be at 3 or more bars on the HSD, it happens both with just the EV motor from stop to start or with the ICE running (though it is much harder to hear). It is not super loud (at least yet) but it is noticeable enough.
    This is new. Anyone with an idea as to the cause? I have tried searching here and reddit prius with no results that sounded similar enough.
     
  2. bisco

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    suspension? how many miles on her?
     
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  3. ak907

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    I don't think it's suspension, noise does not seem to be affected/activated by bumps.
    If I let off throttle very slowly and gently it does not happen.
     
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    maybe brakes, i hope its not the cv joints, axles or tranny
     
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    I was going to suggest cv joint...
     
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    Be sure to check for loose items in the rear storage cubbies in the rear sides of the car, under the mat, and even where the spare tire is.
     
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