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Front end clunk. Doesn't seem to be the normal suspects

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Technical Discussion' started by Jamesmlemay, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Jamesmlemay

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    I have about 700 miles on my prius since I replaced the transmission and input damper. Within the last 100 or so I've been noticing a clunk when braking quicker than normal or braking normally around a turn. It is just one clunk. It is not coming from the brake pads or sway bar links. My control arm bushing appear fine. My axle nuts are tight. I think I can feel the clunk in my feet. I can here a similar clunk if I lift the car and rotate the front wheel back and fourth till it stops. It sounds like it may be the input damper going from forward to reverse position. Doesn't seem to add up although I know it is used in braking some times.



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    i think you may be on to something
     
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    Do other gen three do this?? My second gen did not and it's horrible
     
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    Horribly annoying. Not horrible sounding.
     
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    not that i recall reading or experiencing. how many miles on her?
     
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    119k miles. It does it in neutral as well
     
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    did you replace the tranny in the gen 2?
     
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