Prius "clunk" when coming to a complete stop with moderate braking

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    Does this happen to anyone?

    When coming to a complete stop with moderate braking, the is a single "clunk" coming from the rear somewhere as the suspension bounces from the stop. Probably not the loose top rear shock tower nuts as some others have mentioned as mine isn't making any noise going over bumps...Just wondering if this clunk noise is normal or something wrong with my Prius' suspension/brake.
     
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    So I take that you don't have this noise?
     
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    Get it in, I'd still suspect that shock tower problem, but who knows.

    Just for giggles: you don't have a water bottle rolling around back there?
     
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    No I dont think I have that noise, but I hear some other wierd noises from time to time and have not had the strut nut checked out
     
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    It could be the rear brake pads. I did brought the car in to so the parking brake recall thing so they may have put the pads back in wrong or something?
    I'm scheduling an appointment with a different dealership to check it out.
     
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    I would stick with the same place, think positive. If it's easily reproducible, ie: it happens every time, you should have no problem demonstrating it to a mechanic on a test drive.
     
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    Parking brake recall has nothing to do with the pads, they just replace the clips on the brake cable.
     
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    Coming from Lexus...Toyota service sucks donkey junk
     
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    Just venting....
     
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    Dropped the car off this morning 9am and waited 1.5 hrs only to have them come back and said "no noise heard". Wth?
    Waiting to talk to the shop foreman now and to take him on a ride & point the noise out to him.

    Freaking Toyota service.
     
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    Well...I requested to sit with them to point out the noise and all the sudden they can hear "the noise" . This damn sterling McCall Toyota service department sucks ball.

    But then they said that it's Saturday's and they have to diagnose the noise & fix it so may not get to it....asked me to come back. Jesus.
    No loaner car either with Toyota. Freaking bottom 1/2 living sucks!!!!
     
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    Took the damn car back home and crawled down there took things apart. Fixed the damn clunk myself. So much for "in warranty"
     
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    What was it?
     
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    It's the rear brakes.
     
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    Something loose, disconnected? (n)
     
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